• Words by Sonia

To my friend: the authentic Begoña GUACAMOLE recipe


Let's put some colour to this winter! Spiced, fizzy and full of flavour Mexican cooking is exceptional for partys & friend meetings. I've got a friend who lives in Mexico, she does love cooking. I always considered her an explorer soul, she loves to discover new flavours, textures and blends. Today I want to honour her with this unmissable recipe, a must in every Mexican food party: GUACAMOLE. This is what I remember from these times, cooking, laughing & sharing @ my old kitchen...

Serves 4 to 6

4 to 6 ripe avocados (they should have mostly brown skin)

1 small red onion, chopped

2 small tomato, diced

1 chilli finely diced

1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish

Juice from 1 lime, plus more as necessary

Salt to taste & a hint of olive oil

Tortilla chips (for serving)

1. Slice your avocados in half vertically, circling your knife around the pit. Separate the two halves and then smack your knife into the hard pit (this is the best way to remove it.) Use a paper towel or a dish towel to yank it off your knife (it’s a good way to cut yourself, otherwise.) Use a spoon to cleanly scoop the avocado flesh into a large bowl. Repeat with the rest of the avocados.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and begin to mash it all together with a fork. The most essential part is that you break down the avocados into a pulp, working the jalapeno, onion and cilantro into the mass as you do so. You’ll know your done when there are no hard bits of avocado remaining.

3. Taste and adjust for salt and lime juice. When it’s delicious, sprinkle some more cilantro to garnish and serve with a big bag high-quality tortilla chips for scooping.

Cloosing my eyes I can even see her preparing this delicious GUACAMOLE while sharing a pair of homemade margaritas @ my old kitchen ....much love dear.

#spiced #avocado

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