Basic guacamole with tomato & herbs April2019
Makes about 250 ml or serves 4

Avocados have such a fresh and unique flavour, no wonder the Mexicans enjoy it with so many different meals. Guacamole is a very versatile dip or accompaniment made from avo and seasoned with various ingredients. In this recipe, tomato, lime juice and chilli combine well with the creaminess of avocado.


2 ripe avocados, peeled
1 ripe tomato, diced
15 ml (1 tbsp) lime or lemon juice or to taste
¼ small red onion, finely diced (see tip)
1 small green or red chilli, finely chopped (seeded, if preferred)
5 ml (1 tsp) paprika or more to taste
60 ml (¼ cup) chopped fresh coriander
salt and pepper to taste


1. Coarsely mash the avocados and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Serve as part of a snack platter with fresh veggies, biltong and tortillas to dip. Spread it on toast or a sandwich. Enjoy with pitas, wraps or nachos. Spoon over egg dishes or enjoy as part of any meal.


1. Pour boiling water over the onions for a milder onion flavour. Allow to stand for a few minutes and drain well. Allow to cool before adding to the guacamole.
2. Serve guacamole with a drizzle of Westfalia Plain, Lemon or Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil for extra flavour. The oil will also help to slow down discolouration.