Guacamole with a simple twist of fresh basil is something I’ve been making for brunch with poached eggs the past few weekends or coupling with a salad and fish at dinner time and, as ever, it’s so simple, but so delicious.

Avocados are truly a beauty and “superfood” due to their vitamin E, fiber, and healthy fat content so I always add at least 5 avocados to my basket for my boyfriend and I to eat throughout the week as a snack, side or smoothie addition. You can also make them into a healthy chocolate mousee, an odd concept I know, but trust me, it’s amazing.

GuacamoleJust four ingredients are required for the recipe and it makes 1 bowl, so enough to feed two if you’re using small avocados, or 4 if you’re using larger avocados.

Homemade guacamole

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All the healthy best,

Jess x

Simple basil guacamole
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Guacamole
  • 2 soft avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 small red chili, finely sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the skin and stone.
  2. Transfer the flesh of the avocado to a blender or a bowl, and blitz for 10 seconds until smooth, stirring once if needed so all the avocado gets blended. Alternatively, use a fork and mash until smooth if you don't have a blender. I like my guacamole slightly textured so I keep an eye on it to ensure I still get some lumps but if you prefer a really smooth consistency, you can blend it for 15 seconds.
  3. Add the lime juice, fresh basil, salt and pepper and blend or mash for a further 5 seconds until well incorporated.
  4. Transfer the guacamole over to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the finely sliced chili and basil leaves.