I am completely obsessed with guacamole. Really it is my favourite food. If I was to live on a dessert island for the rest of my life guacamole would absolutely be my food of choice, preferably with a side of sweet potato wedges and a bowl of dates. I just love it so much. I’ll eat it with anything and everything, at all times of the day. The thick, creamy texture satisfies every craving and I adore the subtle hints of spicy jalapeño peppers, juicy tomatoes and tangy lime. I think I have really perfected this recipe over the last few years. I’ve had a lot of compliments on this recipe and can’t believe I haven’t shared it yet. It’s also so easy, and makes for the perfect lunch accompaniment. If you’re in a rush just thickly spread it over crunchy toast and you’re in for a speedy treat. So simple, so great and so healthy. Avocados are real super foods, packed with fibre, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and a huge array of vitamins from beta-carroteine to vitamins K and C. Even better, avocados aid digestion and are bursting with anti-inflammatory properties, meaning guac is a delicious way to keep your insides happy. How perfect is that?
Makes 1 bowl of delicious guacamole
- 4 very ripe avocados
- 1 large/2 small jalapeño peppers
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- a handful of fresh coriander
- 3 limes
Serve with beautiful array of grilled veggies – broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, fennel, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini… the list is endless.
Scoop the avocados out of their skins, removing the stones. Place the flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork to create a slightly chunky mix. Then dice the cherry tomatoes and peppers into tiny cubes, removing the seeds from the pepper first. Squeeze in the lime and add a generous amount of salt. Stir well then serve, scoop and enjoy.