Guacamole with Red Pepper and Tomato Recipe

Now I've written about guacamole before; but that was over 4 years ago and my slightly titivated recipe has since become our favorite.   There really is no excuse for not making your own guacamole; it's so very easy to make and is nothing like the shop bought pureed green stuff you can buy in a supermarket.  What's more, avocado is packed with nutrients - so go on and give it a go!


I've added red pepper as well as tomato since I love the extra bright red the diced pepper adds.
With Christmas and New Year parties coming up impress your guests with your homemade guacamole - Tortilla chips at the ready and dive in!

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Serves 2

1/2 a small red onion - very finely chopped
1/2 a red chilli - deseeded and finely chopped
a good pinch of Maldon sea salt
1 nice ripe Hass avocado
1/2 a lime - juice only
1/4 red bell pepper - deseeded and diced
1-2 ripe tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped
a small handful fresh coriander - chopped
a pinch of black pepper to season

Put a quarter of the onion and half the chilli along with a few chopped stalks from the coriander and just a pinch of salt in a pestle and mortar and mash to a rough paste.

Cut open the avocados, remove the stones and scoop out the flesh into the pestle (or into a large bowl if your pestle is small).

Roughly mash the flesh with a fork, adding half the lime juice as you go.
Stir in the rest of the lime juice and chillies, chopped coriander, red onion and tomato.

Season with plenty of black pepper and more salt if you think it needs it.  If it doesn’t taste delicious by this stage, you can add more lime juice or coriander.
Serve with tortilla chips.


  1. It seems an age since I made guacamole and this sounds like a very nice take on it. Now I just need to find some good avocados.

  2. I *love* the idea of adding pepper to guacamole, that's inspired, thank you!

  3. Looks so fresh and colourful! Yum!

  4. A lovely recipe - fresh and tasty.


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