Recipe video above. A really great Guacamole, the way it's made in Mexico and in the best Mexican restaurants around the world! The secret step that makes this so special is making a paste with onion, chilli, coriander/cilantro and salt before adding the avocado.
1. Avocado must be super ripe!
Guacamole is one of those things best made fresh. But I picked up the most AMAZING TIP EVER from this Make Ahead Guacamole
from my friend Claire over at Sprinkles and Sprouts. Put in an airtight container, smooth top and cover with thin layer of water OR olive oil. Avo is so dense, the water doesn't get absorbed at all. Your dip will stay beautifully green for 2 whole days!!!
What I do is make batches of the paste and have the coriander and lime chopped and ready to go. Then just before serving, I cut the avocados and make the guacamole - it's very quick and there are always people willing to pitch in!
3. Coriander/cilantro: In the video, I ground up all the coriander into the paste rather than stirring half in later. It doesn't make a huge difference to flavour, it's up to you which way you prefer.
4. Source: Recipe originally adapted from a recipe by Thomasina Miers but since updated to a recipe from a cookbook I purchased in Oaxaca, Mexico, called "Truly Mexican" by Roberto Santibanez. My current bible for Mexican cooking. :) Both use the same technique of an onion paste, but called for slightly different quantities and I prefer the Truly Mexican version.
5. Nutrition per servings.