Those beautiful avocados you see shimmering on the stands in the Suva Market make the best guacamole! Guacamole is Mexican in origin and makes a delicious dip for your Friday evening wind down session or to share with guests. Try it with fries or potato chips as a dip…with cold beer or any cold drink and you have yourself a perfect chaser! The recipe is as follows:
- 1 Large Ripe Fijian Avocado
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 4 Small Tomatoes, Chopped
- Fresh Coriander Leaves
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 2 Small Green Chillies (or to your taste)
- Salt, To Taste
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
The Method is simple. Cut the Avocado in half and remove the seeds and skin. Chop roughly into small pieces and put them in a large bowl (or mortar and pestle set, see picture below).
Then place all the other listed ingredients into the bowl and crush them into a paste like above (using a fork makes the process quicker if you are using a bowl). Sprinkle with extra coriander for garnish and it’s ready to eat!
It is best served with fries, nachos or potato chips and a tall glass of cold beer or soft drink…