Ah Guacamole ~ happiness in a bowl and good food that’s always fun for me! Guacamole is an avocado dip, classic Mexican cuisine that is loved the world over.
In avocado season flavours and creaminess are at peak and prices are quite good, making it the best time to buy and eat this fabulous fruit. Avocados are a fruit rich in healthy fats, vitamins + minerals with anti-inflammatory properties; fab food for our brain, heart, skin and digestion.
There are literally hundreds of different recipes, and how we like our guacamole & what we put in it can get colourful ?. If you don’t have a recipe that you absolutely love here’s mine:
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WASH AVOCADOS before you slice them, they are often sprayed + have travelled far & wide ~ same with lime and well all the other ingredients!!!
CUT AVOCADOS in half, remove pit and scoop out the fruit with a spoon into a bowl.
ADD LIME JUICE to avocados and mash to an almost smooth puree using a potato masher, fork or even the base of a clean cup or ramekin – whatever you have!
ADD all the finely diced, sliced and chopped ingredients, mix well.
TASTE adjust salt to your liking. Add more cilantro if you love it!
SERVE in a bowl as an app with veg sticks, romaine leaves or tortilla chips.
SERVE with Spiced Halibut w/ Corn & Tomato Salad. ADD to salad bowls, burgers or as a side for bean dishes, chillies or roasted veggies.
STORE in a small airtight container in the fridge. The top may go brown due to exposure to oxygen; it is still ok to eat! Using a smaller narrow container reduces surface area at the top; therefore, less of your guacamole will go brown.
LOW FODMAP diet may be irritated by onions and scallions so omit or add in tiny amounts
IBS – avocados are soothing for IBS red onions and scallions may or may not be a trigger for you – you know your body best!
SWAP LIME for lemon if you don’t have a lime.
TOMATOES; can use 4 cherry tomatoes cut in 1/8’s if you don’t have a big tomato, don’t put all the tomato juice in the guacamole.
CILANTRO | fresh coriander substitute; celery leaves are a great substitute for those that don’t like cilantro. You can also use fresh basil, chervil, parsley, french sorrel.
SCALLION | Spring onions substitute use chives or garlic chives.