Easy Guacamole

One of the principles my Mother has stuck by when buying food, is to support local businesses as far as possible. This is something that I have always wanted to aim for, as it would be so sad to see local businesses close down, because you can buy everything in one place at the supermarket. So, I was thrilled when a few months after we moved into our house last year, a little greengrocers opened up around the corner from us. At the moment, the avocados he is selling are just delicious and we have been ploughing through them with great gusto. Today, I whipped up some guacamole for lunch, and polished off the lot. It's so simple and versatile, it almost doesn't need a recipe, but here's what I used:

1 ripe avocado (To test ripeness, press gently on the base - the widest point - of the avocado. If it has a little give in it, it's ready to eat.)
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp creme fraiche or natural yoghurt
1 spring onion (scallion)
pinch of salt
plenty of crushed black pepper

Blitz everything together in a food processor, until it has reached the desired consistency.
Alternatively, mash by hand with a fork!
Serve with crackers, fajhitas or anything you like.


We haven't started giving Ruby food yet, but she was so fascinated by watching me eat the guacamole that I gave her a slice of plain avocado to explore. As you can see from her expression, she is certainly intrigued by it!