Guac is the perfect tasty health food and this recipe is bursting with vitamins. Everyone has their version of it and this is my version , it is silky smooth, except for the chopped red onion and tomatoes on top. It’s got all the authentic Mexican flavours of lime, chilli, oregano and cumin and it has a bit of a kick. You can put in half the chilli if you prefer it milder. I have eaten this ever since I went on the Fit for Life diet years ago. I’d have it on toasted rye bread with butter, but now I’d just make it with bread brushed with olive oil, roasted and sprinkled with a pinch of salt. It’s a lovely combo of crunchy, creamy and spicy and it’s super delicious. Perfect for lunch as it takes minutes to make.
3 ripe avocados
½ a red onion very finely chopped
Tomatoes, a small handful, very finely chopped into tiny pieces
¼ clove of peeled garlic
¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper (you can add as much as little as you like)
¼ teaspoon of dried oregano
¼ teaspoon of ground cumin
Salt to taste (optional)
Cut around the avocados and twist in half.
Remove the stone and scrape the flesh out with a spoon and put in a food processor or bowl. If you want it chunky, use a fork to mash it. If you want it smooth, use a food processor or stick blender.
Add the juice of one of the limes, the cayenne pepper, oregano, cumin and garlic.
Mash or blitz till all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Add salt to taste if you want, but I don’t think it needs it.
Lastly: avos are full of nutrients that are good for your eyes, liver, skin, teeth, bones and hair and are high in fibre and a proven mood improver. They also can help with weight loss and arthritis… so they are your miracle medicine.
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