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I love avocados! I love their texture, their smell, their taste and their colour. I just love them. When I was pregnant, the only thing I wanted to eat in the first few months was an avocado with cottage cheese and salt and pepper. And now for some unexplained reason, I am just craving them again.

My lovely partner D just so happens to be away in Paris for the next few days, which gives me the perfect excuse to eat my avocados. He doesn’t like them so much. So while he’s away I get to eat my comfort food. I made a whopping big bowl of guacamole this morning and am happily going to munch away on it for lunch and dinner. It’s such a simple thing to make and it tastes so fresh. I am a happy camper! Here is a tasty and simple recipe for fresh guacamole. Sooo much better than the shop bought stuff.

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GUACAMOLE

I like my guacamole slightly chunky and full of tasty stuff. You can always add more or less of each ingredient depending on your tastes. But this is my delicious recipe. Each bite has a good balance of heat, citrus tang, garlic and onion.

Tip for storing: some people say keep the stone and place in the bowl with the guacamole to prevent discolouring. I like to put cling film on the surface to stop the air from reaching it, but also put it in an air tight food box too.

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  • 3 ripe avocados
  • juice of 1 large lime, have an extra lime to the ready for extra citrus zing!
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 a red onion, very finely diced
  • 1 red chilli, finely diced
  • a big handful of coriander, chopped roughly
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

THE HOW

Cut the avocados in half, remove the stone and scoop out the flesh into a large bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher until you achieve the texture you like. Mash less for more chunky, more for smoother.

Tip all the other ingredients on top of the avocado. Mix well. Add seasoning. Taste. Add more lime juice if needed or any other ingredient you like.

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And hey presto! Your Guacamole is ready. Serve with tortilla chips, crusty bread or just eat with a spoon. Up to you…

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