The other day we were making chicken fajitas for dinner, and I thought I’d make guacamole. I’ve never been a huge fan of avocados, but I enjoy guacamole when it has the other ingredients mixed in. I first tried ‘proper’ guacamole during a work trip to LA, where the Mexican food is just incredible. We would always go to Rosa Mexicano in downtown LA, close to the convention centre, and the chef would make the guacamole right at your table!
Saveur Magazine said it was ‘the best guacamole’ they had ever had and Martha Stewart said it was ‘the best guacamole in the world’. High praise indeed. And I have to agree!
My guacamole recipe is simple, quick and easy, but tastes so good! I don’t include tomatoes in mine as I’m not a big fan of raw tomatoes.
1 red chilli
1 clove of garlic or a spoonful of lazy garlic
A dash of olive oil
A dash of tabasco sauce
A squeeze of lime
Salt and pepper to taste
It really couldn’t be any more simple. Just scoop out the avocado (removing the pit) and put into a mixing bowl. Chop up the red chilli and garlic clove into very small pieces and add to the bowl. Pour in a dash of olive oil, tabasco sauce, and a squeeze of lime. Now just mash it all together – you can do this with a potato masher. Add salt and pepper and make sure it is well mixed. Taste it to see if it needs more of anything, and you’re ready to go!