Best-ever chunky guacamole

Best-ever chunky guacamole

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(97 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


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 the tomato to a pulp on a board, then tip into a bowl. Halve and stone the avocados (saving a stone) and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into the bowl with the tomato.

  2. Tip all the other ingredients into the bowl, then season with salt and pepper. 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. Scatter with the coriander, if using, then serve with tortilla chips or spicy wedges and sour cream.

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23rd Jul, 2017
I used a blender to chop up the tomato, onion, coriander and red chilli and then just mashed in the avocado and lime juice. I think it needs a surprising amount of salt and pepper to bring out all the flavours.
3rd Jul, 2017
yum. I can not stand coriander but I added it as I felt I ought to (?!) I was glad I did. I also added a small clove of garlic and a pinch of salt. My avocados were not really ripe enough but this was fine as it just gave us a nice chunky texture rather than a pureed one. I also put the stones in the mixture, carefully covered closely with cling film. Was only a couple of hours but no browning.
27th Jun, 2017
Absolutely loved this and won't buy guac from the supermarket again! I used a whole pack of coriander and a lot of lime juice so added an extra avocado to balance things out - absolutely delicious, fresh-tasting, a thousand miles away from the ready-made stuff from the supermarket (which I must sheepishly admit I used to love). No more of that for me! This tastes so fresh and healthy and is so easy to make! Great tip about the avo stones too.
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26th Apr, 2017
Absolutely delicious!
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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