- Total recipe cost | R 33.32
- Recipe yields | 875g
- Cost per 100g | R 3.81
Guacamole – it’s one of those vegan staples that everyone loves. It’s good on everything, whether it’s a burger, a bag of chips or just on a spoon from the bowl.
And everyone knows freshly made guacamole is better than the store bought variety (though, we’ve all grabbed a tub on the way to a braai before, haven’t we?). But, is it cheaper? I whipped up a batch of my regular recipe to find out.
Is it cheaper to make or buy guacamole?
So how does this compare to the guacamole that you picked up on your way to a braai last weekend? Let’s take a look at the cost of guac found at common South African retailers.
This recipe is fast, easy and weighs in at a mere R 3.81 per 100g. That’s crazy cheaper.
But, the truth is – even if they were cheaper to buy, no one in my house will eat store-bought guacamole, unless it’s the only option.
If I make a batch of guacamole, on the other hand, it’ll be gone in a matter of minutes. I would need to hide it to make it last.
Where would I buy guacamole in Johannesburg?
Buying fresh guacamole in Johannesburg is expensive. There’s no way around it. The best value I’ve found is at Chiapas in Rosebank. But at this restaurant, I would just order it on top of their delicious nachos.
Really, I think the best bet is to fully gorge yourself when avos are in season.
And, if you didn’t know, you can freeze vegan guacamole to enjoy year round. Yes, I said vegan; if you add sour cream, you’re not going to get the same results from the freezer.