February 6, 2011


I hate buying guacamole. It is so easy to make, and generally, the homemade versions taste much better. The only difficulty can be getting a sufficiently ripe avocado. Once ripe, an avocado goes out of date quite quickly, so supermarkets can be reluctant to stock ripe avocados. An exception to this rule is Waitrose, which stocks both under-ripe and perfectly ripe avocados. So if you are planning on making guacamole tonight, then Waitrose supermarket (for those in the UK) is your best bet. If not, buy an under-ripe avocado a few days in advance. You will know how important a ripe avocado is when you try and make guacamole with an under-ripe one. The flesh of a ripe avocado should be really soft and mushy, so it is very easy to mash up. An under-ripe avocado requires some more elbow grease....

1 avocado
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or crushed
1 tbsp good olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp chopped parsley
Salt/ Black pepper

Cut the avocado in half. Remove the skin from each side and place the flesh in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mash with a fork.

Season to taste.

Serve on the side of burritos or fajitas, or have as a snack with tortilla chips.

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