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Soho Cooking

Soho Cooking

By Alastair Little

Published 1999

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For a long time avocados were such an exotic ingredient, you could only find them in Soho in the 1950s and 1960s.


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • juice of 1 lemon or 3 limes
  • 1 onion, peeled and very finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large fresh red chilli or 2 dried (use less if you are not so keen on chilli)


Peel the avocados and remove the stones, then put them in a glass bowl. Add the lemon or lime juice, the onion and a generous seasoning of salt. Mash all this up with a fork. Mince the chillies, having removed their seeds (by this I mean chop as finely as you possibly can) then mix these into the guacamole and keep in the fridge tightly covered until needed. Guacamole does not keep more than half a day.