It’s often been said that there are no new ways with Guacamole – but that’s not true! This is my take on it – adding nutty texture with chickpeas, making it tasty, packed with good fats and super healthy for a snack at any time!
2 ripe avocado
1 lime juice and zest
1 pkt coriander
1 pkt chives
1 small red onion
1 tin chickpeas
1/2 tsp flaked chilli’s
Maldon Sea salt
Virgin olive oil
Halve the avocados and take out the stone, spoon out the flesh and pop into a food processor with the lime juice & zest.
Roughly chop the coriander, chives and onion, then add to the avocado & lime.
Add the chilli and half a tin of chickpeas then blend until smooth.
Scoop out of the processor and put into a bowl then fold in the remaining chickpeas, season and dust with a little smoked paprika.
Serve with crispy tortilla
Inspired by my Mother & Grandmother, cooking has always part of my life.
With over 25-years in the industry, I have won many awards nationally and internationally representing the UK with The Craft Guild of Chefs culinary team.
My career has given me the opportunity to work in high-class establishments in London including The Reform club and Lanesborough Hotel.
I have dedicated my skills to designing and teaching a wide range of culinary courses at the UK’s leading hospitality schools.
These include Butlers Wharf Chef School, Mosimanns, Billingsgate fish school and currently the historic Westminster Kingsway College, where I specialise in teaching private chef courses for International students.
I have taught hundreds of students including many who have extremely successful careers including Fabulous Baker Brother Henry Herbert, author and Iron chef judge Sophie Michell, Sophie Wright cookery author, Chef and food stylist plus Ed Smith of Rocket & Squash – one of London’s top food bloggers.
Publications include six recipes in ‘A Class of Its Own’, articles for CHEF magazine, Tuco University magazine, and online magazines.
In my personal life, I’m a single Mum with a large family of four boys, daughter, granddaughter, a dog, and a cat.