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Simple Guacamole

fresh guacamole
Photo credit: She Paused 4 Thought

Having lived in Texas for a few years, guacamole is close to my heart. It’s probably one of the easiest things to make, yet everyone has their own twist on how to make it. This is our recipe which is loosely based off a recipe by American celebrity chef Rick Bayless.

3 ripe avocados (medium sized)
2 Serrano peppers finely chopped (remove seeds)
2 ripe plum tomatoes (about a cup) finely chopped and deseeded
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice (about one lime)
½ cup of white onion finely chopped
¼ cup coriander (cilantro) finely sliced
Pinch of salt

Mash the avocados until you get the consistency you want. This is one of the areas where people vary on what consistency they consider ‘correct’ – some like it totally smooth (like mashed potatoes) while others like it chunky. Personally, I’m in the ‘chunky’ camp so I don’t like to crush them too much. Nevertheless once you have them like you want them, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir.


Add salt to taste.

Rinse, repeat until you’re happy.


Are you a guacamole fan? Do you have your own tips? Please share in the comments!