I have to admin, I kind of like supermarket tarama, even if it’s not much more than a colored mayonnaise with different kinds of fish flavouring. However, if there’s a classic from cocktails tables which I don’t like at all in its supermarket version, it’s guacamole. Nothing better than a fresh avocado, smashed with a fork.
In its lazy days version, the guacamole recipe deosn’t require a lot more time to prepare than opening a can: I smash two avocados in a bowl with a fork, I add a bit of lemon juice to prevent the preparation from darkening with the air, I pour an “old el paso” powder for guacamole bag into the bowl and it’s ready.
In its full homemade version, it’s not much more difficult.
Ingredients (for 4 people)
- 2 mature avocados
- 1 peeled tomato
- 1 medium size onion
- 1/2 garlic clove
- lime juice
- fresh coriander
- a bit of chili
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
Peel the tomato: cut slightly the skin, dive it into boiling water for 30sec, the skin will peel off easily.
Finely cut the tomato, chop the onion and mince the garlic clove
Peel off the avocados and smash their flesh with a fork. Mix with a bit of lime juice before it darkens.
Add the tomato, the garlic and the onion. Add the coriander (chopped) and the spices. Add a bit of olive oil if necessary. Some mix a bit the preparation but I prefer when the guacamole is not liquid.
It with corn chips.