I’m not a huge fan of avocado. It’s not the taste, it’s the texture, never say never but I can’t see me ever being a huge fan of avocado toast. The only form I eat avocados in is guacamole which I usually buy in tubs from the supermarket. But last week when I went to buy some, there was no guacamole but there were avocados.
I’m not a food purist as I’ve said before the great culinary tradition of my country is to take a food culture and adapt it for our tastes. This is pretty much what I decided to do when faced with a guacamole shortage in Tescos on the way home from work on a Wednesday night.
I googled guacamole recipe, got a rough idea what to do, breathed a sigh of relief because I already had lime, garlic, red onion, tomatoes and coriander at home and bought two little avocados for 49p each. Then I made it up as I went along. I did not use chilli because I’m a wuss about hot things.I peeled two garlic cloves, roughly chopped the two plum tomatoes (these were home grown) and one red onion, peeled and chopped the two small avocados (that peeling with a glass thing really works) and squeezed the one lime. All of this went, with a handful of coriander leaves (more than shown) into a mini chopper.It was blended until it looked like this. Like I said, it’s not authentic but it tastes better than the tubs I usually buy and it works for me.