Living in LA for year opened my eyes up to many things that I hadn’t realized before. Big things and small things, one of the small things I realized while there was that real guacamole didn’t come in a jar and didn’t resemble green sludge.
My first experience of real guacamole was in a small Mexican restaurant that hand-made their guacamole right at your table. I was instantly hooked; it looked fantastic and tasted amazing.
My recipe for perfect guacamole is basically what I remember the waitress doing and I’ve added my own little variations over the past few years.
1 ripe avocado
5-6 cherry tomatoes
Finely chopped onion (I usually add make a similar size pile of tomato and onion to add)
Small pinch of chopped garlic (half a clove)
Teaspoon of freshly squeezed citrus juice
Remove the avocado from the skin, saving the stone, roughly chop and lightly mash leaving a chunky consistency.
Add the chopped tomatoes, onions and garlic
Finally, squeeze a small amount of citrus juice into the mix and combine, my personal favorite to use is orange juice but lime or lemon works fantastically too.
Eat with chips, on toast, in a burger, with your hands…whatever!
You can tell if your avocado is ripe by attempting to remove the little bit of remaining stem, if it pops off with very little effort then its ripe, if it resists then leave it another day or two to ripen
To stop your guacamole from browning before you eat it keep the avocado stone and add it back into the guacamole while you’re waiting to eat it – I can’t guarantee that it will keep it green for hours because guacamole never lasts that long in my house
Tomorrow best friend is running her marathon! Ahhh, she's so nervous but I'm sure she's gonna be fantastic! We took the day off work and are about to leave now for the drive up to Asheville North Carolina. As her offical atletic supporters, Boomer and I will be heading to the start of the race with her, even though its at 6am (yep 6am!) and then we'll be entertaining ourselves in Asheville for a few hours while we wait to see her cross the finish. She aiming for a 4 and half hour race (very impressive) so me and the pup will be wandering around Asheville for over 4 hours - anyone got any suggestions for what we should do (dog-friendly things!)?