Guacamole — Avocado Appetizer

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘FOODS FOR LOVE‘.


  • 2 medium sized avocados
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne

1) Pit and peel avocados, then mash in a mixing bowl with the lemon juice. (Reserve one pit). Stir in the remaining ingredients and then spread on a serving platter. In order to preserve the colour, bury the pit in the middle, then refrigerate until time to serve.

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