Friday 12 October 2012

Guacamole Recipe

I love Mexican food. And I love avocados. So as you can imagine I adore guacamole! But I lost out on many years of guacamole yumminess because I'd only tried shop bought guacamole. And it is not good. In fact it's pretty disgusting! Then one day my friend came over for dinner and brought some guacamole she'd made. Well let me tell you it just about changed my life! :)

Guacamole Recipe

So if you're not a fan already I urge you to give it a try. Best part is its so easy to make. The only tricky part is choosing ripe avocados! So many times I've bought them with the intention of making some guacamole that evening only to cut them open and find out they're hard as a rock. So err on the side of over ripe here!

You really can't mess this one up other than that though as it's really up to you how much of each ingredient you add or which ones you omit. So long as you've got mushed up avocado it's guacamole! I love garlic so I put in two cloves but that might be a bit much for some! Same with the lime, I used the juice of about half a lime but you might like less. I use bird's eye chilies as I used to live in Thailand so they're my go to chili. But use whichever ones you like. Just be careful when you're handling it. Keep your hands away from your eyes and wash them well afterwards. Add as little or as much chili as you can handle!

Just taste as you go. My kind of recipe! :)

Guacamole Ingredients


- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 medium tomato
- 1 red birds eye chili
- 2 tbsp fresh coriander/cilantro

First cut your avocados in half and remove the stone. Scoop out the flesh and place in a bowl. Mince the garlic clove and add to the bowl. Squeeze in a tbsp of lime juice. Mash with a fork or blend for a few seconds (depending on whether you like your guacamole chunky or smooth).

Dice the red onion, tomato and chili into small pieces. Roughly chop the coriander leaves and stems. Add to the bowl and mix well.

Garnish with some coriander leaves.


Grab some tortilla chips and dig in! nom nom nom...

Things I've learnt:
- Gently press the outside of the avocado to test for ripeness. There should be a little give, more than you'd accept in other fruit and veg!
- Trick for removing the stone - hold your avocado half and carefully try to slice the stone with your knife. The knife will get wedged in the stone. Twist the knife to free the stone and it'll come right out!
- If you're not serving up your guacamole straight away then put the avocado stones into the bowl. It stops it going brown. :)
- I don't think I could possibly use the words avocado or guacamole anymore times in this post. Oh wait I just did. You'd think I'd finally have stopped spelling it "avacado" first by now...


  1. I love guac!! It's one of my favorite things!! I definitely need to try this recipe :)

    1. Mine too. I could eat it all day! :) Hope you like the recipe!

  2. Yummy - I Love fresh guacamole! This is similar to my recipe ... I could eat an entire bowl full :)

  3. Excellent post. Really I am surprised about this post. Thanks.Recipe Postcard


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