Recipe: Easy guacamole

Guacamole is one of the easiest and tastiest ways of consuming avocado. It can be eaten as a dip (with corn chips, crackers or vegetable sticks), as a topping for chilli, tacos or salads, on toast, in burritos, wraps, burgers, etc.

There are many ways of making guacamole and, in general, I think you should make it however you like. Having said that, I do follow a few rules:

  • Use lime, never lemon
  • Any kind of onion can be used: red, brown, green, eschalots. Just make sure it’s finely chopped.
  • Never use garlic
  • The tomato is optional, particularly if you’re sharing with people with food sensitivities
  • Black pepper is optional
  • Don’t mash the avocado to death, keep it chunky. It’s a dip, not a smoothie bowl.

Easy guacamole

  • Servings: about 1.5 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 to 1 1/2 limes
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped tomato
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • small handful of coriander leaves, finely chopped


  1. Place the onion in a bowl and squeeze the lime(s) on it. You can let it sit for a while if you want to take the bite off the onion.
  2. Scoop the avocado flesh in the bowl and mash with a fork.
  3. Mix in the tomato and coriander, season with salt and pepper and taste.

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