I have lived in the UK for many years (I am not that old either so it feels like a long time) but I still at times feel hesitant about buying avocados. They may either be too ripe or not ripe at all. On the other hand, I now feel like eating avocado is a luxury, which is very funny because there’s nothing luxurious about eating an avocado taco (though I must admit it’s one of my favourite tastes in the whole world). This is just an example of how
an expat’s a citizen of the world’s cultural perceptions shift and flux all the time, but let’s not get into sociology just now. Surprisingly, the other day I found a couple of beautiful ripe Hass avocados at a very good price and I did not hesitate to buy them to prepare guacamole. Coincidentally, the day was a very warm one and I wanted to cook something refreshing for lunch. On a previous post I mentioned I would, at some point, post the recipe. You may be surprised to know that guacamole is still an eccentricity in Scotland and that’s another reason why I think it’s a good idea to share the recipe.
2 ripe hass avocados
Sea salt to taste
1 lime juice
3 tbs olive oil
1 tomato finely chopped
1 or 2 serrano or green chillies finely chopped
3 tbs onion finely chopped
4 tbs coriander finely chopped
Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit by striking it diagonally with a sharp knife. You may be able to just squeeze the flesh out but you can also cut the halves in half and peel the avocados more easily. Mash them with a fork and add the onion, chillies, tomato and coriander. Mix all the ingredients, add the lime juice and the olive oil and mix again. You can add either coriander or tortilla chips to decorate. Another very easy and also very tasty option that I learnt from Annegret, a friend I mentioned on a previous post is: mash the avocados, add 1 or 2 very finely chopped cloves of garlic, salt and enjoy. Oh, Annie’s recipe brings me memories of eating outside in her garden in Cholula, listening to music in the company of good friends. Another reason to love guacamole in the summer!