Chunky guacamole in a bowl with tortilla chips

Best ever chunky guacamole

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(123 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins no cook


Serves 8

This is the best version of this classic dip. The ingredients are kept to a minimum, so it's as fresh-tasting as possible

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal103
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 1 large ripe tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 3 avocados, very ripe but not bruised



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

  • juice 1 large lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • handful coriander, leaves and stalks chopped, plus a few leaves, roughly chopped, to serve
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, red or green, deseeded and finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • tortilla chips, to serve


  1. Use a large knife to pulverise 1 large ripe tomato to a pulp on a board, then tip into a bowl.

  2. Halve and stone the 3 avocados (saving a stone) and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into the bowl with the tomato.

  3. Tip the juice of 1 large lime, a handful of roughly chopped coriander, 1 finely chopped small red onion and 1 deseeded and finely chopped red or green chilli into the bowl, then season with salt and pepper.

  4. Use a whisk to roughly mash everything together. If not serving straight away, sit a stone in the guacamole (this helps to stop it going brown), cover with cling film and chill until needed.

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24th Feb, 2017
Why does it recommend 'saving a stone?'
9th Mar, 2017
If you're not using it straight away you can put a stone in the guac and it won't go brown.
2nd Feb, 2017
Absolutely fantastic! I was never keen on guacamole before this recipe but this is delicious, I make it every week to go with various lunches.
14th Jan, 2017
Beautiful recipe. Had a dollop of this with a juicy steak,spicy potato wedges,garlic mushrooms and green salad. We just kept going and the three of us polished the lot off. Followed the recipe to the letter and found it worked perfectly.
24th Sep, 2016
Amazingggggg!!!! Tastes great, never buying shop bought ever again!
2nd Aug, 2016
This guacamole is soooo good. I had it for dinner with some other dips and pitta, breadsticks etc and then spent the evening in front of the tele with a bag of tortilla chips and the rest of the guacamole. I made it again three days later it. Its delicious
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8th Jul, 2016
There is a problem with this....its just toooooooo good and i cant stop eating it before I serve it at dinner, I literally have to force myself to put it in the fridge. As I love this recipe I always go back to it when I want to make Guacamole and don't even bother looking at any others. . I'm making it tonight to go with steak enchiladas and Mexican potato wedges, all home-made. I love all Barneys recipes and they never let me down. The stone trick works a treat too.
25th May, 2016
How long will this keep ? ( is overnight possible ? )
7th May, 2016
Simple and tasty. I reduce the ingredients to make it for 2 of us to have with our chilli. Such a winner. Chilli doesn't seem right without it now. I'm not a fan of coriander so I just leave it out an it's still delicious.
6th May, 2016
I'd never made guacamole before (or even tasted it) so I made this not knowing what to expect. It was easy to make and really tasty, I added a pinch of cumin and paprika and a smidge of garlic. It went beautifully with our rather hot chilli con carne and I'll definitely be making it again.


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