Guacamole (à la Charlotte)

Singlemade: homemade guacamole

November 1st: it’s World Vegan Day!
Even though Singlemade isn’t a vegan blog, you’ll find several veggie and vegan recipes here! For World Vegan Day we’re celebrating the fruit that’s widely used in veggie (and vegan) cuisine.

9 out of 10 photos of vegan dishes on Instagram or Pinterest feature an avocado in some form. And why not? It’s beautifully green, nice and buttery, nutritious, full of healthy fats, versatile and delicious! In short: #avocadolicious!

Guacamole’s probably the best known use for avocado. You can never go wrong with some guac as a dipping sauce, as a sandwich spread, in a wrap or in a salad.

This recipe I stole from my friend Charlotte. It takes just 5 minutes! And it’s so good, I never looked for another recipe! 🙂

Singlemade: homemade guacamole

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Guacamole (à la Charlotte)
Guacamole (à la Charlotte)
Course Side dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 min
Servings
bowl
Course Side dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 min
Servings
bowl
Guacamole (à la Charlotte)
Instructions
  1. Dice the tomato and let it leak out for a bit on a cutting board.
  2. Cut the avocado lengthwise into halves. Remove the pit and scoop the flesh into a bowl.
  3. Add half a lemon’s juice and squish everything together into a paste. It can have some chunks!
  4. Finely dice the onion and add it to the guacamole.
  5. Add the tomato with its seeds, but try to leave out as much of its juice as possible.
  6. Season to taste with 2 pinches of salt and 8 turns of the pepper mill. Mix and season some more if needed.
  7. Like it spicy? Be sure to add some cayenne pepper!
Recipe Notes

Tip: How to tell if an avocado is ripe.
There are two things you need to look out for: the firmness and the stem:
1) A firm/hard avocado with a green skin is not ripe. Leave it to ripen for a few days in your fruit bowl. If it’s nearly black and yields when you squeeze it, is perfect. If it’s squishy, that means it’s overripe! Buyer beware 😉
2) When you remove the stem and the hole is nice and light, it’s good. If it’s dark, it’s bad. So check the stems before buying and cooking! :-p


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Stijn and Stephanie are a huge fan! Summery and easy!

Tip: Stijn spread it on a wrap and served it with falafel. Yum!
And thanks to Stijn we know to cut the tomato first so it can leak out a bit before adding it to the mix. Thanks, Stijn!


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Have fun cooking and… bon appétit! 🙂

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