This is hands down a crowd pleasing dip to serve when you're entertaining. Best of all it's easy and tastes so much better than anything you could possibly buy in a ready made pot (gourmet or not) that you have no excuses to not make it from scratch.

I'm always asked what is in this guacamole (as the eaters shovel more enormous globs into their mouths), and so I feel like I'm giving away one of my biggest culinary secrets by writing it here. But I like to better mankind, so here it is for you to enjoy.

Guacamole 

1 Avocado
2 Tbsp Sour Cream or plain Yoghurt (if you want the health option)
3 Tbsp chopped Coriander/ Cilantro
4 cherry tomatoes cut into 1/8 sized pieces
1 spring onion/ scallion finely sliced and chopped into small pieces
3 Tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice

Mash the avocado up with a potato masher or fork and add in the Sour Cream, Lime juice and Sweet Chilli Sauce. Stir until smooth and evenly combined. Add the other chopped ingredients, stir through and serve with a side of corn chips.

Easy! It's the Sweet Chilli Sauce that is the secret ingredient. People are always thinking it's the coriander, or the tomatoes… but it's the sauce. For a larger crowd I double the recipe (as shown above in the photo) and it always disappears quickly.  I like to make the base smooth and have the chunk from the vegetable additions.

For any overseas readers who are unsure what Sweet Chilli Sauce is, it's commonly found in Australian supermarkets now, but you may well find it in your supermarket in the Asian sauce aisle, and it's worth hunting down as it's delicious.

16 comments:

  1. I love guacamole but more than anything we just love plain old mashed avocado with a bit of salt - a couple of plain Jane's over here, it's a staple in this house.

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    1. I like it like that on a bit of toast for breakfast Tabs, sometimes the simplest things are the best.

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  2. Sweet chilli sauce,'eh?
    I am a skeptic but will give it a crack.

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    1. You will LOVE it. Seriously, it improves anything!

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  3. Will give this a try. We have one we love that gets equally brave reviews bit is without cherry tomatoes or sour cream. Red onions are key as are liberal doses of cilantro and lime juice, I'm like Tabs - love cilantro!

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    1. The Sweet Chilli sauce definitely gives another dimension to the flavour. I'd like to hear your report back to see if it's a regional thing with the sweet chilli sauce - we have so much asian flavour in our cooking now it'd be interesting to know if it crosses the ocean successfully!

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  4. Just love guac! Count me in the shovel enormous globs down the hatch camp.

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    1. Nothing beats a good guac- always a crowd pleaser!

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  5. That looks delish. Will be trying it out at Superbowl.

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    1. Superbowl! Is that coming up soon? We usually watch it too despite the fact that it's so different from our Football.. it's quite the spectacle!

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  6. Ah that's what cilantro is ..often wondered !

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    1. It's funny the way there are so many different names for the same ingredient, and why we follow some and not others. Makes using international cook books a challenge sometimes.

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  7. Sounds delicious, I will try this out! Up until now, I've used a recipe from Nigella Express, which is fast and easy.

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    1. I think any guac recipe is fast, not a lot of ingredients in it, so always makes me wonder why people buy it (never as nice as fresh of any kind)

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  8. Many thanks Heidi! That guacamole recipe certainly sounds like a keeper. Will just study the ingredients in the Sweet Chilli Sauce first. Hope it won't contain anything I'm allergic to, specially if the sauce is the ultimate secret ingredient! In any case will pass on to DIL - it definitely sounds like one she'd like.
    Keeping fingers crossed for rain to put out all the fires. Pammie xxx

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    1. Hello Pammie, was just thinking of you as I've spent the past 2 hours in the garden before it gets too hot and was wearing my baseball cap that you gave me from Floriade! Lots of pruning done, but so much more to do!
      No rain on the horizon unfortunately, more heat to come. We have a friend who is right on the frontline, so have been keeping our fingers crossed for him (needless to say haven't heard from him for a few days as he's busy defending the property).
      I think Maggi have a sweet chilli sauce, so it might be reliable from an ingredients list perspective? You should definitely try it though, it's delicious! x

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