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.
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!