Simple Guacamole Recipe

David Corscadden

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Thanks to the ever increasing popularity of Mexican Food in Ireland side dishes and toppings associated with this food is becoming very common in Irish supermarkets. Guacamole has to be one of the best outcomes of this sudden intrest in Mexican food. And while you can buy gaucamole in shops many of shop bought versions of guacamole are simple not that great and do not compete against homemade.

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Avacados – Photo Credit Steven Depolo

Thanks to the growing popularity of avocados and an abundance of them in Irish supermarkets it has never been easier to make your own guacamole at home. This simple recipe can be addapted to include different flavours and seasonings depending on your tatse.

Of course a basic guacamole recipe can then be used to create an endless list of Mexican dishes such as mouth-watering nachos, lazy version of avocado toast or even just used to add a bit of life to a chicken sandwhich.

One of the hardest things to overcome when you want to make guacamole is finding avacados which are ripe. If your avacado is not ripe when you buy it this link offers good advice on how to ripe avacados at home.

Basic Guacamole Recipe

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Guacamole is a quick side to make that works with many dishes – Photo Credit David Corscadden

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 spring onions chopped
  • Generous pinch of sea salt
  • Chili (optional)

Method

  1. Remove the seeds from the tomato and chop along with the spring onion
  2. Cut both avocados in half and remove the pit
  3. Scoop out the avocado flesh using a spoon
  4. Using a fork mash the avocado and place in a bowl
  5. Add the chopped tomato, spring onion, chili (if using), lemon juice and salt
  6. Mix well and serve with fresh tortilla chips
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Guacamole is a great party food – Photo Credit David Corscadden

Top Tip: If you do not eat all of you Guacamole the day you make it, place it in a smaller bowl and cover with cling film. Ensure the flim is touching the surface of the Guacamole and this will stop it turning brown when you put it in the fridge.

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