Guacamole brings me lots of fun memories. I came across it first when I did my university exchange in Canada. I was studying Anthropology at St. Thomas University in Fredricton, New Brunswick. I was taking a class on the ethnographic and ethnological study of the culture of Mexico and Central America. On the last day of our class, our lecturer brought a thermos filled with home made Mexican hot chocolate made by his wife, together with the basic ingredients to make guacamole. It was a lovely way to end the semester, where we collectively shared hot cocoa and prepared the most delicious guacamole.

This is how it’s done.


Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

***I N G R E D I E N T S***

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño or Serrano pepper, seeds removed
  • 1 tomato, finely diced
  • 1onion, finely diced
  • 1 handful of coriander, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • tortilla chips to serve


***M E T H O D***

  1. Remove the flesh of the avocados with a spoon. Remove the stone and discard.
  2. Prepare the squeezed lime. Reserve some to trickle over the avocados to prevent them from oxygenating.
  3. Mash the avocados with the back of a fork.
  4. Chop the onion, coriander, chilli and tomatoes and add to the avocado.
  5. Add these ingredients to the avocado and incorporate evenly.
  6. Add salt to taste.


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