It's summer here in Australia and other than the past few days (of drizzly stay-inside-rain), it's been absolutely sublime weather, everyday. I can't help but wake up early with the sun, feeling energised and excited about the day that lays ahead.
It's without a doubt my favourite time of year.
Big respect to my (far) Northern-hemisphere readers for braving and thriving in your harsh, though beautiful winters.
Summer, Spring, Autumn or Winter, lucky for us Aussies my favourite avocados are available year-round with avo production widespread across the country, in environmentally diverse regions, and producing close to 55,000 tonnes per year.
I feel that we would eat 1 tonne in our house alone. Seriously.
As a kid, I must admit I wasn't much of an avocado lover and it took me a long time to get around to trying guacamole. Though can you blame me? Mostly murky-coloured and often strange-tasting, this was not the kind of food I liked to eat, still don't.
However as a wholefoods cook I have a personal philosophy that I've come to regard above all others...
A few simple ingredients often makes the best dishes.
This is precisely how I feel about this guacamole, a go-to recipe in our house, ready in minutes and oh-so-versatile.
On toast. With crunchy vegetables. As a dip. On top off eggs. The list goes on and is delicious...
It's not all about guacamole & chips over this way (however with the perfect chip that's a great idea too!) In fact my Monday night dinner which went crazy on social media last week, featured this very guacamole, Mediterranean chickpeas, tomatoes and some deliciously bitey fetta - perfection.
This creamy fruit (yep you heard that right!) has a whole host of goodness going on inside it. With more potassium; assisting healthy blood pressure; per weight than bananas and jam-packed with healthy saturated fats; assisting our awesome brains; this fruit reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood, lowers your risk or stroke and heart disease; it's what I would call a superfood.
Let's get to that recipe then!
- 2 avocados
- ¼ cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
- Juice of ½ fresh lemon
- Juice of ½ fresh lime
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Scoop out avocados and take a fork to smash into a paste
- Add coriander, lemon, lime juice and season to taste
- Mix well and serve with your chosen dish
It really doesn't get any easier or more delicious.
So what are you waiting for?
Don't forget to share this recipe with everyone, better still invite everyone over and enjoy it together then share your pics on instagram and tag #nfeats so I can check out your creations!