Modesty is a virtue, but this really is the best guacamole ever so what little modesty I may usually have has gone straight out the window.
I know this isn’t necessarily authentic guacamole for lack of tomatoes and red onion, and the garlic in this will surely make traditionalists sneer, but if there’s any true test to its greatness it will be that the raw onion and fresh coriander went totally undetected by my onion hating, coriander bashing beau. Seriously though, what is it with hating raw onions?!
Grating the onion and garlic right into the avocado means this can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, which is handy when it will inevitably be devoured at the same rate. Just make sure your avocados are ripe (essential) and that you have plenty of tortilla chips, because guacamole without tortilla chips is a very sad dip indeed.
The only problem I faced when making this, and perhaps because I had lost the ability to imagine at that particular moment, was that I had no idea how to photograph such a beautifully simple offering other than as simplistically as possible. I hope I did it justice.
The World’s Best Guacamole, as told by me.
4 ripe, medium sized avocados
1/4 white onion, finely grated
1 garlic clove, minced
Tabasco hot sauce
Juice of 1 lime
Fresh coriander, finely chopped
Mash the avocado with a fork, then mix in the grated onion and minced garlic. Add around 10 dashes of Tabasco and the juice of a lime. Mix well and season to taste with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Finally stir in around 2 tablespoons of chopped coriander. Serve drizzled with olive oil and topped with extra coriander. And tortilla chips, obviously.
Adapted from Heidi Swanson’s Guacamole recipe