Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Homemade Guacamole Recipe



I love my spicy food and Mexican food has to be one of my favourites. I make my own Chilli Con Carne and although I  love it with rice, the family prefer it with tortillas and lots of toppings, fresh salsa, guacamole,cheese and sour cream. When I have time I like to make the toppings myself.
Avocados are so cheap locally, I can buy three for a £1 with few tomatoes, chilli, a large fresh bowl of guacamole tastes far better than any shop bought alternative and a lot cheaper if you can shop at a local market or Asian greengrocer. Big bunches of coriander for 40p and chillies not even 10p.
 My guacamole has a little cumin in as does my chilli, it really makes a difference to the flavour of both.



To make light work of the dish, I have been trying OXO 3-in-1 avocado slicer I was sent for review. It makes short work of the preparation and mess.
The plastic blade cuts through the fruit, a simple twist.  I find the best thing is the pitting part of the gadget, it  removes the stone without normally my usual stabbing and nearly losing digits. It has a scoop that makes slices if the avocado is perfectly ripe.



For my recipe no slices required, it does seem a shame I mash it up. Really enjoyed using it and as we eat chilli several times a month, this is a gadget that won't languish in the cutlery draw.
If you fancy one they are available at Lakeland for £8. I will be reviewing some more useful Oxo tools next week.
Back to the recipe.
You will need the avocados to be exactly ripe, firm but soft, too soft and its not as tasty, my friend told me today she loves overripe avocado mashed on toast with pepper, not sure about that, but worth a try.


Guacamole Ingredients

2 avocados
1 tomato finely diced
1/2 red onion very finely sliced
1 Jalapeno pepper, finely chopped and seeds removed.
lemon or lime juice
1/2 -1 tsp cumin (optional)
Fresh coriander chopped

How to Make Guacamole

Mash up the avocado, mix in the onion and tomato. Mix in the cumin if using.
Squeeze over the lemon or lime juice.
Sprinkle with chopped coriander.
Serve immediately.

35 comments:

  1. Oh yummy! I can't believe how cheap you get avocados, I just bought 2 for £2! That slicer looks fab xx

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    1. Slicer saves somuch mess and faff! For years I have bought them in supermarkets really expensive, now I've moved there are some Asian shops that I passed in the car before.Great bargains on fresh produce. I would still pay £2 though,love guacamole!

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  2. Sounds a great recipe to accompany my Mexican feasts!

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  3. Yum love guacamole - never made it myself though. The slicer looks brilliant!

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  4. I've never tried making Guacamole before, as I always thought it took too much effort... But store bought just tastes awful. So will give this a try! Thank you!

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    1. Its so easy, well my new gadget helped.

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    2. I gave it a go last night (and copied you and got the oxo gadget), and it tasted so much better than the stuff I normally use. I had it with nachos - delish! :)

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    3. Its scrummy isn't it,so fresh tasting!

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  5. love guacamole especially with kettle chips this seems really healthy and easy to do

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  6. It's amazing how many variations of guacamole there are. I'll certainly give this one a whirl.

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    1. yes loads of them,I think the simpler the better,it tastes so good with the avocados speaking for themselves.

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  7. fab, have bookmarked for future use.

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  8. The avocado slicer is a great present idea for someone I know and who's birthday is coming up! I had chilli yesterday with tacos but it was missing guacamole!

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    1. I adore chilli,luckily we all do as I do tend to eat it at least weekly.

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  9. I have one of these fab OXO avocado slicers. If you love guacamole, one of these is a must, we eat it all the time, the kids love it.

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    1. It is brilliant, I am sure the family will be sick of Guacamole soon though!

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  10. I really must try this recipe, as I dont actually like the shop bought guacamole

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  11. i love guacamole so must try this with the kids!

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  12. This looks delicious, I'm definitely going to try this!

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  13. i have always loved guacamole, must defo try this soon!

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  14. yummmmy! never used to like guacamole but love it now with nachos!!

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  15. looks great, i would have to leave out the chilli though

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  16. Love the oxo avocado Gadget, I am a kitchen gadget addict lol... :-)

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  17. I like that food grip thing, may invest in one of those.

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  18. Mmmm these look fantastic, I'll be trying them out.

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  19. this looks tasty. We will have fajitas tomorrow :-) Happy times

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  20. I have bookmarked this for the weekend - bbq time!

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  21. I bought the slicer for a friend and I also bought an avocado saver - you put half an avocado onto it and it stops it from going brown.

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