Easy Guacamole Recipes

October 28, 2021
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Whether it’s to get the evening started or enjoy as a side dish throughout the meal, guacamole is a must for your next Mexican feast! Try something a bit different with these easy guacamole recipes that mix things up and take you on a trip round the world, from Italy to America, Greece to Spain. 

 You can’t make a good guac without ripe avocados. To test for ripeness, cradle the avocado in the palm of your hand – it should yield to gentle pressure, just like a ripe peach. Don’t squeeze too hard or you will bruise the flesh.

 Very ripe avocados may have a few areas of discoloured flesh. Cut away and discard any big patches but don’t worry about smaller spots as they won’t spoil the look or flavour of the finished guac.

 For a chunky guac, use the back of a fork, potato masher or pastry cutter to mash the flesh or just finely chop with a sharp knife.

 If you prefer a creamy smooth guac use a food processor or blender – pulse briefly then scrape down the sides of the bowl or jug and pulse again. Take care not to over process or the guac may become sloppy.

 Avocado flesh discolours quickly so don't prep until you are ready to mix with the other ingredients.

 Cover the surface of the finished guac very closely with cling film or a layer of baking paper, pressed onto the surface. Any area exposed to the air will start to discolour.

 Chilling guac for at least an hour before serving will help the flavours to develop but if you’re short on time you can skip this step. Just make and serve. 

 For the freshest taste, guac is best served on the day of making, but it will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. If the surface has discoloured, just give it a good stir.

 Give the guac a quick taste after chilling and before serving – you may find it needs little more salt or an extra squeeze of lime or lemon juice.

 If you’re going for a hot guac with red or green chillies added, remember that the chilli flavour may become more intense with time. To cool down an over-spicy guac stir in another mashed avocado before serving.