Oh So Easy Guacamole
Guacamole is great as a dip or on top of your Mexican Chilli or fajitas. The main ingredient for guacamole is avocados and I am a huge fan of this fruit (yes it's a fruit). People tend to stay away from them because they have a lot of fat but remember not all fats are bad and avocados have beneficial monounsaturated fat. They are beneficial for reducing the risk of high blood pressure and stroke because of the potassium as well as having anti-inflammatory properties and being a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. It's so easy to make guacamole and it tastes so much better than the shop bought stuff.
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- ½ small red onion
- 1 red chilli
- 1 tomato
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 lime
- Generous handful of fresh coriander
- Pinch of salt
- This recipe can be done in a food processor, blender or by hand. I used my Vitamix blender.
- Start by cutting the avocados length ways and remove the stones. The easiest way to remove the stone is to gently squeeze the half with the stone in it and it should just pop out.
- Scoop out all of the avocado flesh into you blender.
- Roughly chop the onion, chilli and tomato and add to the blender.
- Squeeze the juice if the lime into the blender.
- Pulse the blender until the avocado and other ingredients have been combined.
- You don't want a puree, you want there to be some small chunks of tomato and avocado.
- Empty the contents into a bowl, season with salt and serve.
- If you are making this by hand then mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher and finely chop the tomato, onion, coriander and chilli and mix together with the lime juice and mashed avocado.
- You can keep this guacamole in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. It shouldn't go brown because of the lime juice.
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