Whenever I talk to someone about food and life for this blog, I always ask them to share a recipe too ... and I honestly couldn't wait to try this one shared with me by Ruth Ridgeway.
For some unknown reason, I've never had a good guacamole recipe and now when I think about it, that seems really strange - I love all the flavours in this and I adore avocado.
But sometimes, maybe, perhaps .... the reason I've never had a good one before because one day I would have this one.
And this one is my idea of perfection when it comes to guacamole.
Also, pretty much perfection in other ways.
In it's beautiful simplicity ... every ingredient is exactly what is needed and results in a big flavour, easily.
I also love those baby avocados now available - and just as well as now this seems to be a staple part of my diet - I don't want to be using half an avocado and having the other half go brown (no matter what I do, or tips I follow, it seems to still happen).
I've already made this twice in the last 24 hours!
Once to go with a griddled steak and some stir fried vegetables, which was amazing.
And then to top a piece of toasted ciabatta - with an egg on top of that, which was pretty much SUBLIME - and one of the best breakfast/brunches I've had for a long time.
I love this recipe ... I know you will too.
To serve 2, you'll need:
1 tomato (flesh only) chopped into small cubes
A little red onion (or spring onions, either work) diced into small cubes
1/2 finely chopped red chilli
A little salt, a little pepper
Squeeze of lime (I used a good half a lime as I like it very lime-y!)
Put everything in a bowl and mash with a fork until mixed but chunky.
Serve, eat, enjoy.
But those avocado skins! What to do with them?
I hate food waste and I love natural beauty ingredients, so the avocado skins went straight into my bath - yep, just as they are.
OK, it IS messy, there's no hiding from that, but I turn them kind of inside out and rub all that leftover flesh, full of gorgeous avocado oil, onto my knees, elbows, all over my skin, then soak in the bath with the pieces of avocado.
You'll need to pick the pieces out and clean the bath straight away but it does give you very soft skin - it's so good for you!
There's something about using natural ingredients that just makes me feel really good too - as well as getting that deliciously soft skin of course.
Oh and I added a couple of drops of my favourite lime essential oil too - just to kinda recreate the guacamole essence in my bath :)