October 19


Firstly I have to confess that I'm not crazy about avocados. I wish I was as they're so nutritious. You'll soon know by the recipe content that I have a love for Mexican food, it's possibly beaten Italian to the top spot.  I have a serious weakness for nachos so I save them for my cheat meals.

My favourite dip is guacamole, not crazy about salsa or sour cream.  So when I searched for avocado recipes imagine my delight when I spotted Guacamole!!!!

I got making this straight away and nearly devoured the whole bowl. I love it!


  • 2 medium ripe but firm avocados
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 finely diced onion, spring onion and pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • bunch fresh coriander leaf, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

How To:

  1. Half the avocados, and remove the stones.
  2. Scoop the avocado out of the shells with a spoon into a shallow bowl
  3. Mash with a fork, potato masher, or pastry blender until smooth
  4. Mix in the remaining ingredients
  5. Taste and adjust the seasonings
  6. Put in the fridge for 1/2 hour or more to let the flavours get to know one another.
  7. Devour immediately - guacamole is a poor keeper.
  8. Serve with celery sticks, carrot sticks, bell pepper strips and asparagus spears (steamed).

*Guacamole is best made as close to serving as possible. For short-term storage, seal in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap directly against the surface of the guacamole.

I hope you'll enjoy this recipe. Let me know how this turns out for you! Tag me in your pictures on Instagram@PilatesBarreDlk I'd love to see them!

Emma x

Meet Emma

Hi, I am Emma McAtasney, a NCEHS Personal Trainer since 2009. I earned my Pilates credentials through BASI Pilates, a highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programme which aim is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method to the highest calibre.

In addition, I am a prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist, nutritionist and founder of a boutique Pilates studio in Dundalk, Ireland.

I help my clients eat healthier, ditch fad diets and lose weight for good by guiding them to make small manageable changes that long term have a huge impact on their quality of life!

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