John’s great guacamole

John’s great guacamole

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 4 with leftovers
John Torode's guacamole makes the perfect accompaniment to burgers, nachos, or is great just on its own as a dip

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal232
  • fat24g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.08g
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  • 2 ripe avocados



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 1 lemon, juiced



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 8 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • salt, to taste


  1. Peel and stone avocados and put in a bowl. Mash using a fork until fairly smooth, but with a little texture. In a small bowl, mix together lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, chilli, coriander, onion, olive oil and salt. Fold this through the avocado. Make it just before serving and don’t put it in the fridge.

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Comments (10)

bassymum's picture

Ace & simples

charlotte1090's picture

This is my go to guacamole recipe. I alter the ingredients to my taste but it is so simple and tastes so good. I never buy shop made guac any more!

samhorsley's picture

Added a bit more Tabasco the 2nd time - the best guacamole me and my friends have eaten :)

goodfoodjc's picture

Absolutely delish and so simple to make..

alrowdha's picture

try this recipe with much less lemon juice and mash up onions, coriander and chili with a little salt...before mixing to the mashed avocadoes...

sophieoliver's picture

This was delicious. I also soaked the onion with the lemon juice like Jill B, which brought the flavours together nicely. Loved the addition of tabasco sauce.

mi4ence's picture

I don't know... miss the garlic and tomatoes....

bluejay's picture

Lovely to have a guacamole recipe without tomatoes which I find go soft and lose their flavour very quickly. I soaked the red onion in the lemon juice whilst I prepared the other ingredients (as suggested in another Good Food recipe) which mellows it somewhat.

d41d0y's picture

Wow, so simple and yummy. Will make again and again!

skakule's picture

Sounds great - except the coriander, whose smell I can't stand...

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