Gucamole

Guacamole is great! You can use it as a dip with nacho chips, spread it over tortillas and tacos, just let your imagination carry you away. But why would you make your own if you can just buy one ready-made at the supermarket relatively cheap? Because it tastes nothing like home-made guacamole, you have no clue what they put in it (do they even use avocado in those canned guacamoles?) and preparing your own is just really satisfying and only takes a few minutes! The bottom line is there is just nothing like home-made guacamole!

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Recipe for up to 4 persons ( only two if you are really hungry! )

  • One Avocado
  • 1/2 Tomato diced
  • One garlic clove
  • Tablespoon Sour cream
  • Juice from 1/4 Lime
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch freshly grounded pepper

Cut the avocado in half by running a knife round the seed and twist the two halves to break it in half. Tap your knife into the seed so it sticks in the seed and twist the seed out for easy removal of the seed. Cut the two halves and peel them. Then dice the avocado quarters into small dices. If your avocado is well enough developed you can mash it with a fork or a potato masher, otherwise you can throw your diced avocado into the blender.

Cut the tomato into 4 quarters and remove the seeds and most of the moisture. Cut the quarters into thin strips and then cut the strips into small chunks.

Add about one tablespoon of sour cream to the mashed avocado ( if you use a blender you can add it into the blender and mix). Add one crushed garlic clove, pinch salt, pinch freshly ground pepper, squeeze the juice from one quarter slice of lime and mix well.

Add the diced tomatoes to the mixture and stir gently till they are evenly spread through the guacamole mixture.

Adding that small amount of lime juice does give a little hint of lime but most importantly it keeps the avocado in the mixture to turn black too soon, since avocados tend to do turn black very soon after their meat comes into contact with oxygen.

 

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