A good guacamole should be a medley of flavours and textures – hot jalapenos, spicy cilantro leaves, cool tomatoes, creamy avocados, crunchy onions, and sour limes. It is delicious as a snack with corn chips or as a side dish for a Mexican meal.
[TIP: Guacamole should have a slightly rough texture – make sure not to whip it too smooth!]
(makes 1 cup)
4 ripe medium avocados
4 Tbsp onion, finely diced
1 firm medium tomato, deseeded and finely diced
1 fresh jalapeno chilli pepper, finely diced (with seeds)
4 Tbsp cilantro/coriander leaves, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (you can add more, if necessary)
1/2 – 1 tsp salt (to taste)
- Chop the onion, tomato, jalapeno chilli pepper and cilantro and set aside.
- Juice the lime and set aside.
- Cut the avocados in half, remove the stone, and scoop the avocado out of the skin. Roughly mash the avocado in a medium-sized bowl.
- Add all the other ingredients and carefully fold in (you want to keep the avocado slightly textured, not whipped smooth).
- Taste and adjust any of the ingredients according to your taste.
- Refrigerate and serve cold with corn chips or raw vegetable crudites.