Avocado is a bit of a luxury here, and guacamole is an absolute delicacy. Because of its specialness, our guacamole is really just mashed avocado with seasonings added: lemon juice, salt and pepper, and sometimes onion. That’s about it. If we have a few people, then it becomes a full-blown appetiser with some celery and tomato to add some interest.
And it’s perfect for a party starting with appetisers.
In her Mooswood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen tells us that you can add capsicum, finely minced onion, cucumber, tomato, egg and even some finely chopped olives to that basic mix. Some people also add sour cream or yoghurt, but we prefer to keep the dairy-free delicacy completely dairy free.
By the way, it’s worth saving the avocado seed for other uses. It’s high in potassium, so we let it dry and grind it to a fine powder for adding to smoothies and the like.
- 1 avocado
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- chilli or Tabasco sauce (optional)
- very finely chopped onion
Scoop the avocado flesh out of the shell, then mash it up with the lemon juice, salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce. Gently fold in other ingredients to suit your family’s tastebuds.