Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Day 5: Guacamole

I wasn't feeling too peckish at dinnertime so vegetable crudites and dips took my fancy. I've realised how completely besotted I have become with avocado. It feels so decadent and is ridiculously good for your skin. 

Today's Recipe: Guacamole
Serves 2-4

1 ripe avocado
1 red chilli, chopped finely – deseeded if you prefer less heat
10g coriander, chopped finely
6 cherry tomatoes, seeds removed and diced finely
0.5 red onion, diced finely
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 lime
2 tsp low-fat sour cream

1. Put the chilli, coriander, tomato, onion and garlic into a bowl and stir to combine.
2. On a chopping board, scoop out the avocado flesh and mash with a fork. If you like your guacamole to have a chunky texture, mash three quarters and cube the rest. Add the avocado to the bowl.
3. Roll the lime on a hard surface for a few seconds to make it easier to juice, slice in half and add the juice to the bowl with the sour cream and mix thoroughly, working quickly to ensure the avocado doesn't turn brown.
4. Season to taste and add chilli sauce if you want more spice. 

Enjoy it with vegetables for a healthy snack or have it with tortilla chips, salsa and mountains of melted cheese on a weekend cheat night. I'm looking forward to Saturday already.

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