In the theme of ‘back-to-school’ here are a few lesson points to consider when making your guacamole (whatever you put in yours)
3 ripe avocados
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves and upper stems
1/4 cup finely chopped tomato (about 1 roma tomato)
Pinch or two of salt
Juice of one lime
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Spoon the flesh of the avocados into a a small mixing bowl. Add the onion, cilantro and salt, and combine with a fork. Add the lime juice and stir gently, so as not to crush the ingredients too aggressively. Aim for slightly chunky and not too smooth.
The other thing you want to do carefully is taste as you go. Tasting as you go is the best way to learn how to season something without really measuring. So start with just a little and then add the salt until you think you’ve got it right. In the case of guacamole, if you mess it up a little, it’s not the end of the world. Also, it’s best to try to reduce the amount of stirring after you add the lime – it’ll keep it from getting too smooth.
So, do you have a guacamole recipe? What do you put in yours? I can’t wait to hear all of your ideas – just like snowflakes, no two are alike!