Monday, 2 June 2014 - , , , , , , 0 comments

RECIPE : D.I.Y. Guacamole


I adore avocado and I love guacamole!
I don't eat it as much as I would like to because although it is very healthy, avocado is quite high in propoints so I tend to avoid buying it, then I forget all about it!
I've had a couple of requests for a guacamole recipe recently, so I've rekindled my love for this beautiful fruit and found a great way to pad out the dish to make the propoints go a little further.

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My holy guacamole is a delicious, fragrant combination of spring onion, tomato & coriander salsa with a light chilli kick, lime-drenched avocado and a dollop of natural yoghurt. So, you can take tastes of each component to pop onto veggies, tortillas or crackers, or give it all a little mix with a spoon for a D.I.Y Guacamole!

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My recipe works out to 6pp/approx.250kcal for the lot.
It serves four people at 1pp/approx.60kcal per portion

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YOU WILL NEED: (Serves 4 as a small appetiser)

1 spring onion
8 cherry tomatoes
Small bunch fresh coriander
1/4 red chilli (optional)

1 medium avocado, peeled and de-stoned
(the one I used yielded 90g of flesh for 5pp-if yours is larger you may need to recalculate)
Juice of 1 lime
Black pepper to taste

4 tablespoons 0% fat Total yoghurt


Dice the spring onion, tomato, coriander and chilli very finely and mix together.


Share equally between 4 ramekin dishes. Add 1 tablespoon Total 0% fat yoghurt to each dish.


Roll the lime on a work top before squeezing the juice into a bowl. This helps to release as much juice as possible.


Chop the avocado flesh roughly and mix quickly into the lime juice to stop it discolouring.


Mash roughly with a fork to your desired consistency. I like it quite chunky but you can make it very smooth if you wish.


Season well with black pepper, taste until you are happy with the flavour. I used a lemon pepper mix-delicious!


Weigh the avocado mixture. 


Divide equally between the four ramekins and garnish with a small coriander leaf.


Mix together just before tucking in!

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SERVING SUGGESTIONS 


Delicious served with a packet of melba toast for 2pp/72kcal...

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...or try with my homemade paprika tortillas! 
(Click HERE for recipe)

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Alternatively, for 0pp, try dipping some cucumber and carrot sticks into your guacamole.

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Guacasalsamole!

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