Simply the best guacamole ever - once you make this you will never buy it ready made from a supermarket again. This recipe by Thomasina Miers from her book 'Mexican Food Made Simple' takes minutes to make and tastes amazing.
Flavours of lime and chilli with tomato, red onion are perfectly balanced.
Makes enough for 4-6 people:
Don’t leave out the salt, which is an important balance to the rich avocado.
1 small red onion - very finely chopped
1-2 serrano chillies or other fresh green chillies - deseeded and finely chopped
1-2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt
3 ripe Hass avocados
Juice of 1-2 limes
A small handful fresh coriander - chopped
1-2 ripe tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped
Black pepper to season
How to do it:
Put a quarter of the onion and half the chilli along with a few chopped stalks from the coriander and just a pinch of salt in a pestle and mortar and mash to a rough paste.
Cut open the avocados, remove the stones and scoop out the flesh into the pestle (or into a large bowl if your pestle is small).
Roughly mash the flesh with a fork, adding half the lime juice as you go.
Stir in the rest of the lime juice and chillies, chopped coriander, red onion and tomato.
Season with plenty of black pepper and more salt if you think it needs it. If it doesn’t taste delicious by this stage, you can add more lime juice or coriander.
Serve with tortilla chips.