Being Avocado farmers, for a big part of the year we live off Guacamole and Smashed Avo! Because of that we are rather picky when it comes to the quality of the avocados we use.
How to Tell When An Avocado Is Ripe?
Picking a ready to eat avocado can be tricky. Here are a few tips on How to choose the perfect avocado:
Different varieties have different skin colours. For most of the year Hass avocados are available and seem to be the preferred Australian avocado these days. Ripe Hass avocados will have a skin colour that is dark green to nearly black.
Be aware though that Shepard avocados, often called 'Green Skin' don't change their colour. They are usually available around January-March and the Shepard avocados need their stem attached to stop them from rotting.
We recommend to very, very gently squeeze the avocado, you don't want to bruise the flesh. Is the avocado firm or does it feel mushy? Ripe avocados should yield to gentle pressure without leaving indentations or feeling mushy.
The best Guacamole Dip
Have you ever wondered how to make THE best Guacamole?
Here at Tweed Real Food we believe the best guacamole keeps it simple: just ripe avocados and Avo Smash Dukkah finished off with Lime Pepper Grinder Salt. However this recipe features some extra options that you can play around with.
Guacamole is best served as a dip at your next party, smashed on sourdough or spoon it on top of your tacos for an easy dinner upgrade.
2 large ripe avocados
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 medium ripe tomato, diced
Juice of 1 lime
½ cup sour cream
1 heaped tsp ground Tweed Real Food Lime Pepper Grinder Salt, ground
Handful of fresh coriander including stems, rinsed & finely chopped
Crackers or chips of your choice
Roughly smash avocado flesh and combine with sour cream, lime juice and diced onion.
Gently fold through half of the Lime Pepper Salt, half of the Avo Smash Dukkah and fresh coriander, reserving the other half for garnishing.
Garnish with tomato and remaining Avo Smash Dukkah, Lime Pepper Salt and fresh coriander.
Serve with your favourite crackers or chips.
Lime or Lemon juice stops your avocado dishes from going brown!