Anyone else totally addicted to avocados? Great - glad it's not just me. This is my favourite vegan avocado recipe and I think it's the best vegan guacamole recipe you'll find. I've given it a smoky twist by adding chipotle. It doesn't get better than this.
Where do you stand on garlic in guacamole? Personally I'm not a fan. But I know some people consider garlic to be an essential ingredient in guacamole. If that's you add a clove or two of very finely chopped garlic to this recipe.
The internet has a lot to say about whether guacamole should contain garlic. Amateur Gourmet says that an authentic guacamole shouldn't contain garlic - but then his recipe uses lemon instead of lime and I'm just not sure how I feel about that. The Healthy Maven claims that garlic was added when guacamole left Mexico and landed up in the United States. But then she also says that lime isn't a traditional ingredient so there you go.
Many guacamole recipes also contain tomato but I'm just not a fan of that either. I keep my recipe simple - all you need are two perfectly ripe avocados, a small onion, a lime, some coriander (cilantro if you're in the US), chipotle flakes and salt. Now you're in avocado heaven.
Is guacamole vegan?
Most guacamole recipes are suitable for vegans. However, I've seen recipes for guacamole with feta cheese, crab meat and beef added. I've even seen guacamole served inside eggs - something rather 1970s about that isn't there? You can rest assured however that my guacamole with smoky chipotle is suitable for vegans.
What to eat guacamole with
To my mind guacamole on bread, ideally toasted sourdough, is lunch perfection. Avo toast began appearing on brunch menus several years ago and it's not showing any sign of going anywhere any time soon. Sometimes you'll get plain sliced avocado, other times it'll be mashed. But I think guacamole is the best.
Guacamole is awesome alongside these vegan corn fritters, vegan chili or sweet potato black bean quesadilla. It's also great with nachos or as part of a Buddha Bowl. Perhaps it actually goes with everything.
But my favourite way to serve this vegan guacamole has to be with my smoky pulled jackfruit tacos. This combo is vegan meal heaven. Trust me.
How to make vegan guacamole
The ingredients and method below are intended as a guide to help you make your own delicious vegan guacamole. However, the key with guacamole making is to taste as you go.
Your onion might be a particularly strong one, maybe you prefer a lot of lime or perhaps you live with a spice fiend like I do and you just need more of a kick to your guac. It's your guacamole - make it your own.
Vegan guacamole with chipotle
- 2 large ripe avocados
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1-2 limes juiced
- sea salt to taste
- small handful fresh coriander finely chopped
- 1 tsp chipotle flakes
- Cut your avocados in half, remove the stone (the pit) and scoop out the flesh.
- Place in a medium-sized mixing bowl and add the onion and the juice of one lime. Mash together until you have a consistency you like - personally I like mine quite chunky. Season with a little sea salt.
- Taste and add more lime juice or salt if you like.
- Stir through the coriander leaves and the chipotle flakes.
- Serve immediately.
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