No party would be complete without some sort of crisps or chips and something to dip them into.
For me that “something” has to be guacamole and I’m not talking about the rank tasting plastic tubs of crap that most is sold in most supermarkets and that personally I wouldn’t give to my chickens. I like guacamole to have texture and flavour as opposed to just being green coloured mush.
So here is my recipe for great homemade guacamole
2 ripe hass avocados
1 handful of coriander
2 spring onions
Juice of 1 lime
pinch of cayenne pepper
fresh ground pepper
2 cloves of garlic
Peel and chop all of the ingredients other than the avocados. This garlic and onion should be as fine as you can get them and the tomato should be in a fine dice with the seeds removed, you can also deseed the chillies if you so wish.
Take the skin off of the avocados and ensure that you keep one of the stones.
Using the back of a fork mash the avocados until you have a nice salsa like consistency with some definate chunks of avocado left intact.
Mix the avocado in with the rest of your chopped ingredients and the lime juice, season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with a little extra coriander.
Take the avocado stone that you kept hold of and pop that into the middle of the bowl holding the guacamole, this will help to keep the avocado from going off quite so quickly. Cover the bowl in clingfilm ensuring that there is as little air trapped under it as possible.
Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.