I love snacking, don't you?! It's even better when what you're snacking on is actually pretty healthy and not just a bag of crisps or other junk, right? Cue fanfare and enter homemade guacamole and tortilla chips! The best thing about both of these is that you can make a fairly decent size batch of both which will keep for days in airtight containers so you always have something to hand if you need something to nibble on.
Everyone who loves guac probably has their own prefect recipe. I'm sure it's tasty but I'm telling you, mine is the tastiest ;) I've been lazy and bought guacamole from the supermarket but it really doesn't compare to making it from scratch - homemade is much more fresh and zingy taste than anything made on a production line.
All you need to whip up your own guacamole is:
8 small vine tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped into small pieces
4 spring onions, finely chopped
1 ripe avocado, cut into small cubes
1 lime (use to taste, I use about half while I'm cutting the avocado up and up to another half while mixing)
about 15-20 coriander leaves, finely chopped
Now this is just a guideline - if you prefer guac to be more onion-y, add more spring onions. If you like it spicy, add some finely diced chills. It's a really versatile recipe and so easy to make it "your own". This will make about two decent servings (depending on how hungry you are!).
Put everything in a bowl and mash up with a fork to the consistency you like (I like mine chunky). I sprinkle lime juice on the avocado straight after I cut it up to prevent it from browning so find I don't need to add to much more to the bowl once I've mashed everything up.
As for the homemade tortilla chips, these are also super easy. I like to use corn tortillas as they seem to have a better texture than plain flour tortillas.
So there you go! Besides dunking chips in, what else do you smother with guacamole? Burgers? On your brunch plate next to toast and eggs?