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