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Quick & Easy Guacamole Dip

by Steve Galea (follow)
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The perfect healthy dip that takes minutes to make and is a perfect accompaniment to so many different dishes.

I love Guacamole! Its so easy to make and its healthy too. With summer in full swing now, this will make a great accompaniment to chips, nachos and more.



ingredients
Ready to eat.


A few tips to make this as awesome as possible.
To keep the beautiful green colours, keep the avocado stones in the dip and remove just before serving.
Use only fresh products. Don't use can tomato's or dried cilantro. Fresh is always best!
When picking your avocados, buy ones that are blemish free and when you apply a little pressure they 'buckle' under your fingers.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Makes: Serves 4

Ingredients
2 ripe hass avocados
1 tomato, finely diced
1 red chilli, finely diced
1 red onion, finely diced
1 handful cilantro (coriander), chopped
1 lime, juiced
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper



ingredients
Fresh is best.


Method

Cut the avocados lengthwise. To remove the stones easily, use a large knife in a cleaver type method into the stone. Then you should only need to twist and remove.



ingredients
Removing the stone easily.


Scoop the avocado into a pestle and mortar (if you don't own one, a blender or a fork and a bowel will both work just as well.)



chilli
Ready to bash.


Cut the tomato into quarters, remove the seeds and finely dice.



ingredients
Finely diced tomato.


Dependant on your preference for heat, you may either keep some seeds in the chilli or remove them completely for just a subtle kick of heat. Finely dice the chilli.



chilli
Finely diced chilli.


Cut the red onion in half and discard the outer layer of skin. Finely dice the onion.



chilli
Finely diced red onion.


Grab a good bunch of cilantro and chop. Use parts of the stalk as well for a nice extra punch of flavor.

Add all the above ingredients to the pestle and mortar. You want to end up with a nice creamy texture.(If you are using a blender you can add the above ingredients and blend.)



mashed
Mixed to a good consistency.


Once you have the texture right, you want to now add the juice of a lime. To get the more juice from a lime (or lemon) place the lime on a chopping board and press your palm firmly against it while rolling it back and forth.



mashed
Press firmly.


Lastly, you want to season with sea salt and freshly crushed black pepper.



ingredients
The finished product.


This doesn't last very long, even with various techniques. My recommendation is to make only enough for what you need at the time. For a recipe that only takes 5 minutes to make, it won't take you long to make a fresh batch :)

Categories
#Vegetarian
#Quick
#Easy
#Healthy
#Mexican
#Vegan
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