March 28, 2013

How to make Riviera Maya guacamole

I’ve just had a week in Mexico tasting as much as I could!

Here is a recipe for Riviera Maya guacamole – and another one below that Octavio, my driver makes at home:

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3 avocados

1 lime

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp ground cumin

1 serrano chili, seeds removed and minced (a medium/hot chili, if you need to substitute)

½ red onion, diced

1 ripe tomato, seeded and diced

1 Tbs chopped coriander (cilantro)

1 clove garlic, minced

In a bowl toss avocado and lime juice to coat. Drain and reserve remaining juice. With a fork, mash in salt and cumin. Fold in chile, onion, tomato, coriander and garlic. Stir in 1 Tbs of the reserved lime juice.

 

Or try this simple recipe that Octavio, who drove me to the airport, makes

Guacamole recipe

Fresh guacamole! Pic Flickr/JeffreyW

3 avocados

1 lemon

½ tsp sea salt

1 chile, seeded and finely diced

1 tomato, seeded and diced

½ red onion finely diced

a little oil

1 Tbs chopped cilantro

And Octavio’s big tip is to leave the avocado stone in the mixture to stop it turning brown until you serve it. He assures me it works!

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