This is another healthy summer treat! Guacamole is fantastic as a dip, sandwich spread or, of course, with Mexican dishes such as my Smoky Turkey and Bean Burritos.
If you’ve only ever had shop-bought guacamole, I urge you to try making this yourself! It’s super quick, tasty and contains all the nutritional benefits of the avocado’s healthy fats.
Avocados are a rich source of B complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and potassium.
Avocados are also high in unsaturated fats – which have been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and some cancers.
Go on – treat yourself to some real fresh guacamole! It’s sooo much better than the shop-bought version, and so quick and easy to make!
If you want to try another Mexican dish th.at goes well with the guacamole, check out my fresh tomato salsa.
Fresh Homemade Guacamole
A fresh homemade guacamole. Perfect as a dip, a spread or with Mexican food. So much tastier and more nutritious than shop-bought versions.
- 2 large avocados
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1 small red onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 lime (juice only)
- 0.5 tsp chilli powder
- 1 pinch ground cumin
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Halve the avocados and remove the stones. Scoop the flesh out into a bowl, using a spoon.
Immediately add the lime juice (this helps preserve the green colour of the avocado). Mash coarsely with a fork. i like to leave some chunks remaining.
Crush the clove of garlic with a little salt. Chop the tomatoes fairly small. Deseed and finely chop the chillies. Add all to the bowl with the avocado.
Stir well, check the taste and add seasoning as desired.
Chill for around 1 hour to allow the flavours to develop. Stir before serving.
This fresh homemade guacamole will keep in the fridge for around 4-5 days. The lime juice does a good job of preferring the colour, but it does tend to become less vibrantly green with age. Just give it a quick stir – the flavour is not affected.
Let me know how you get on in the comments below!