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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17th May, 2012
So fresh and delicious. Great with tortilla chips and crudites. It was so flavoursome that I forgot that there was no garlic in it!
7th May, 2012
Made the guacomole to go with the chilli bean recipe as suggested. If I was to make it again I would use less lime juice which I thought prevaded a litlle too strongly. Okay but not amazing.
22nd Apr, 2012
Just added salt and paprika to mine, very nice indeed
19th Apr, 2012
Just finished gobbling this up and it was delicious! Way better than shop bought and worth the effort. We didn't have any red onion so we used a spring onion and it worked just as well!
6th Mar, 2012
I make this often. The lime and the coriander are wonderful. I use this recipes when making fish tacos.
9th Feb, 2012
I loved this recipe! I blitzed it in the food processor just because I prefer a smoother guac but the flavours were lovely. Defo to be made again & again!
27th Jan, 2012
So easy to make...made this yesterday to go with fajitas and it was fantastic. You can taste all the lovely flavours in there. A million times better than shop bought guacamole!
17th Dec, 2011
Yummy yummy yummy...that's all I need to say on the guacamole!!!
16th Dec, 2011
Made this for my friends son who is at Uni in London when he visited the farm .... ALL GONE and another lot taken back to London with him ? It is a very good recipe, simple to do .... thank you
3rd Dec, 2011
delicious. easy to make, i accidentally pulverised it more than it should have been so it wasn't as chunky but still really fresh


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