Guacamole is one of my favorite dips and so easy to make, that I never use store bought. Yet there are plenty of people who don’t know how to make guacamole.
I’m active in 4H Norge, a large youth organization. 4H organizes several youth camps and meetings throughout the year and this year, I was involved in the organisation of the Storkurs. The Storkurs is a weekend meeting where participants can choose one of several classes, ranging from climbing and shooting to kitchen science (which was my class).
We had to feed a large crowd during the event and therefore, taco was one of the obvious menu items. However, the kitchen leaders were dismayed to discover that none of the adult volunteers knew how to make guacamole, so in the end, one of them and I had to prepare guacamole for about 200 persons.
In my opinion, guacamole is one of the basic recipes everyone should learn. So, here’s my recipe for an easy guacamole. No more excuses that you don’t know how to make guacamole!
- 2 shallots
- 1 red chilli pepper
- 2-4 garlic cloves
- 1 tomato
- 2 avocados
- juice of 1 lime
- salt, pepper
- small handful cilantro (optional)
- Peel the shallots and garlic cloves and remove the seeds from the chilli pepper. Finely chop shallots, garlic, chilli and tomato.
- Cut the avocados around the stone in half lengthwise, twist the halves until they come apart and remove the stone (push the tip of a small knife in the stone and use this to lift the stone out).
- Scoop out the avocado flesh and blend the avocado with the shallots, garlic, chilli and tomato.
- Add the lime juice to the avocado mixture. Use a fork or blender to mash everything together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Not everyone likes cilantro, but if you do, finely cut a small handful of cilantro and add this to the guacamole.