GuacamolePublished on 21 Mar 2014
Guacamole is one of those things people either love or hate, I love it, and it’s very easy to do. Having said that, a classic mistake people make is blending all the ingredients –which one should never do. Instead a guacamole should be chunky, which is simply achieved by mashing everything.
- 3-4 ripe avocados –depending their size
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-3 jalapeno peppers, minced –depending on your tolerances
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped minced
- juice of one lime
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Breaking Down the Avocados
- Halve the avocados by slicing to the pit and then running your knife around it slicing the avocado.
- Whack the edge of the knife into the pit, twist & pull, removing the pit. Discard.
- If you’re squeamish about the knife, just scoop out the pit with a spoon.
- Scoop the flesh out with a spoon into a bowl.
- Repeat for all avocados.
- With your avocado flesh in a bowl, add the lime juice, salt, olive oil, chopped cilantro and minced garlic.
- Using a potato masher, mash the ingredients into the avocado until it’s a chunky paste (see above).
- Stir in the minced jalapeno pepper.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning, if need be.
- Eat now or cover and refrigerate until use.