HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE

GUACOMOLE Hiding avocados in the cupboard for them to ripen quickly always works, however the inconvenience for me is that I forget about them entirely. These two avocados were hidden in my kitchen for an entire week. Not being able to eat them at once, I decided to create a guacamole using suitable ingredients taken from my fridge. My kitchen finds were:

  • Coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 lemon (however use lime preferably)
  • Spring onions
  • Grounded black pepper
  • Salt
  • Tortilla  chips

In addition to these ingredients, the traditional guacamole recipe includes red onions, serrano chilies (or jalapeno peppers) and roma tomatoes. Some recipes also include garlic, however go with what your taste buds desire at that particular time. Do remove the stems and seeds of the chilies prior to dicing. If you are going to include tomatoes, remove its seeds and pulp before chopping them. It is important that the consistency of your guacamole is not too soggy.

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{ STEP 1: Dice the coriander (cilantro), spring onions (scallion) and any other vegetable you choose to include (tomatoes, garlic, red onions and chilies). }

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{ STEP 2: Using a sharp knife, chop the avocado in half then using a teaspoon, scoop away its pulp into a desired bowl. }

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{ STEP 3:  Using a fork, mash the avocado. The consistency will depend on who will be eating the guacamole. For children, you may choose to make it less lumpy for instance. Don’t be afraid to break the rules, it’s YOUR  guacamole NOT theiiiirrrs!! (slight anxiety attack there!) }

Mine had a healthy, smooth, creamy, purée texture:

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{ STEP 4: Mix all your chopped, diced vegetables into the mashed avocados. }

{ STEP 5: Sprinkle the salt and pepper as you stir. Squeeze-in the lime or lemon. }

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As an alternative, you may also use lemon or lime juices. They are great substitutes.

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{  At this stage, you may also add your diced fresh tomatoes and serrano chilies if you are using them as ingredients. Since I didn’t have any in my fridge they weren’t included. }

{ Et voilà! }

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 { Your guacamole is ready to be served. }

TIP: Guacamole turns brown. To keep it looking fresh, leave the avocado seed in the covered dish while in the fridge, as it awaits the arrival of your guests.

Eat your guacamole with some tortilla chips. And why not add some chicken wings as part of your finger foods for yourself guests? It’s YOUR guacamole, not the Mexican’s THEIIIRS!

Heeeheee. Eat up! Your worth it!

Bon appétit.

What do you snack on at home?

xx

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