SPRING HAS SPRUNG!: Classic Guacamole

Guacamole Recipe

I think we’ve established that Spring has definitely sprung now, right? So it won’t be long till everyone starts bringing out the BBQs and embracing the joy of alfresco dining! Here’s the perfect vegan guacamole recipe for any of our fellow dip lovers - ENJOY!

Preparation Time: 5 mins (or less!)

Serves: 4-5 people, VERY easy

Ingredients:

½ a red onion, very finely chopped

1-2 serrano chillies or other fresh green chillies, finely chopped

1-2 tsp of Maldon salt

3 ripe Hass avocados

Juice of 1-2 limes

A small handful of fresh coriander, chopped (optional)

Teaspoon of tomato paste (optional)

Equipment Needed: Pestle and mortar, chopping knife, table spoon, medium bowl, fork

Put a quarter of the onion and half the chilli and salt in a pestle and mortar and mash to a rough paste.

Cut open the avocados, remove the stones and scoop out the flesh into the pestle (or into a large bowl if your pestle is small). Roughly mash the flesh with a fork, adding half the lime juice as you go.

Stir in the rest of the lime juice and chillies, coriander, red onion and tomato.

Season with plenty of black pepper and salt (only if more salt is needed)

Serve with tortilla chips (or Ryvita if you’re going for a healthier option!).