Guacamole with tortilla chips

My friends Richard and Marc came over last night for dinner. It was the first time in ages as they’ve both had a busy summer, Rich with his new job and Marc with his various shows and musical endeavours.

Rich, cheeky bugger that he is, requested Mexican food as they’ve just booked a holiday to Mexico. Although he is cheeky he’s charming with it (as well as being a dear friend,) so I was happy to oblige. A three-course Mexican meal was thus planned.

Although I’m starting with this, which is, after all, the starter, it’s actually one of the last things I made as it’s best fresh. I served this with Sainsbury’s basics tortilla chips – they’re only 50p a bag but are really tasty, much nicer than more expensive tortilla chips. I recommend them.

Guacamole is really easy to make and satisfyingly tasty – it’s much nicer to make your own than have shop-bought!

The amounts here just about served three people as a starter.

1 avocado

2 tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped

¾ of a red onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon of fresh coriander, finely chopped

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

A pinch of salt

Skin the tomatoes. You can do this by plunging them into boiling water and then into cold water.

Skin them, seed them and then finely dice them.

Mash the avocado with a fork or whisk.

Stir in the chopped onion, tomato and coriander and a pinch of salt.

Add the lemon juice and stir well.

You could use a hand blender to make the mixture smoother but I rather like it quite chunky.

Serve with the tortilla chips. Delicious!

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About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate Alberto and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!
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7 Responses to Guacamole with tortilla chips

  1. I love Guacamole – but I use diced red chilli in mine with line juice (rather than lemon). And it has to be chunky!

    Also nice as a starter on ciabatta rubbed with garlic as a bruschetta.

    What else did you do for the Mexican meal, Neil?

  2. Heidi says:

    Yes I agree about lime juice and its how they have it in Mexico x

  3. Pingback: Conectatelatino | How to Make Perfect Guacamole

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