La Boca Loca guacamole
Guacamole Casera (homemade guacamole)
You’d be hard pressed to find a Mexican dish more beloved than this one. Even if you’ve never been in a Mexican restaurant, the odds are very good that you’ve dipped a corn chip into a bowl of this gorgeous green goodness. For best results, use freshly squeezed lime juice and the best avocados you can find.
- ¼ brown or red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
- 1 tbsp minced jalapeño or serrano chilli (optional)
- 2 large avocados
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- salt and ground black pepper
Using a mortar and pestle, mash together the chopped onion, 1 tablespoon coriander and ½ tablespoon chillies (if using) to make a rough paste. Transfer to a medium bowl.
Cut avocados in half lengthwise and remove stones. Use a spoon to scoop flesh into the bowl with the onion paste. Gently mash and mix with a fork until chunky-smooth.
Fold remaining coriander and chilli into the mixture, tasting along the way to check the heat.
Fold in lime juice, add salt and pepper to taste, and serve with a basket of totopos (corn chips) or slices of cucumber.