Best Guacamole Recipe

This is the best guacamole recipe ever and the only guacamole recipe you'll ever need!

Easy to make and ready in minutes, read on to find out how to make this simple guacamole recipe at home.

Guacamole with red peppers and tomato

Yes, seriously this is good stuff, such a delicious dip, but when you add red peppers and tomatoes it really is something else.

I wrote about guacamole before, but that was over 4 years ago, and now this recipe has since become our favourite.

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, give it a go.

What is Guacamole?

Guacamole is an avocado-based dip, spread, or salad that apparently was first developed by the Aztecs in present-day Mexico.

In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has become part of international and American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.

I've added red pepper as well as tomato since I love the extra-bright red the diced pepper brings to it.

With Christmas and New Year parties coming up impress your guests with your homemade guacamole and a bag of tortilla chips at the ready then dive in!

What can you serve Guacamole with?

This Weight Watchers Quesadillas recipe with guacamole but I'm sure you could use this recipe instead for the guacamole and it would be even more delicious!

Can you freeze guacamole?

Some say you can but I would really recommend against it since it really won't taste fresh and the avocado is more than likely to turn brown.

How to make Guacamole

Ingredients

Serves 2-4
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

Method

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.


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Mexican, Dips and Sauces, Vegetarian
Mexican
Yield: 2-3
Author: Jan Bennett
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Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

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.
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Roughly mash the flesh with a fork, adding half the lime juice as you go.
  4. Stir in the rest of the lime juice and chillies, chopped coriander, red onion and tomato.
  5. 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. 
  6. Serve with tortilla chips.
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4 comments

  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.

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

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  3. Looks so fresh and colourful! Yum!

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  4. A lovely recipe - fresh and tasty.

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