Avocados are hot. While 15 years ago nobody cared that much about a nice ripe avo, since a few years the avo-popularity has exploded. And the avo fans are everywhere. From fit-girls and boys who eat avocado and poached egg as a post-work out lunch, to foodies who experiment with fancy avocado and crab starters, to ‘normal’ people (what is normal?) who slice avo in their salad, or, make a fresh guacamole. Delicious with Mexican food as nachos, burritos and tacos. But also very nice on a sandwich with shrimps and tomato. Today I will share the Mr’s guacamole recipe with you. We made it a hundred times in South Africa (beautiful fresh avocados there!) but also make it in Amsterdam, with good (imported) ones.
1 big, ripe avocado or 2 small ones – cleaned and cut in cubes
1 red chili pepper, with or without the seeds to your preference, finely chopped
1 shallot or 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
a few drops of Tabasco
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, roasted and grounded
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tasty tomato, or a few cherry tomatoes, without seeds, cut in small cubes
1/2 lime or lemon, the juice
optional: 1 tablespoon of sour cream or mayonnaise
coriander or parsley to finish off
Mash the ripe avocado flesh with a fork
Crush the garlic and finely chop the onion, add to the avocado
Finely chop the red chilli pepper and also add
Then add the lemon or lime juice, cumin and mix well together.
If you like you can add a tablespoon of sour cream or mayonnaise now (optional, depends how ripe and creamy your avo is)
Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Add some herbs as coriander or parsley to taste.
Now mix everything well together with a mortar, kitchen machine or spoon. Add the tomato cubes and serve.
Guacamole is nice in the Mexican kitchen, for example with chilli con carne, burritos or nachos.
It also is delicious on a sandwich, together with tomato, egg, shrimps or a peppery salami.
You can keep fresh guacamole in the fridge for a day, or maximum two. To avoid the avocado turning brown, use cling film and (a bit more) lemon juice. It’s the best to finish you portion of guacamole in once.
Bon Appetit & scroll down for more guacamole inspiration…
*Note: all photos are mine, made with a Canon EOS M3 camera or an iPhone.
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