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Home-made Guacamole: A Flavourful Dip for Any Occasion

Homemade guacamole is more than just a dip; it’s a versatile, nutritious addition to any meal. Rooted in Mexican cuisine, guacamole has gained worldwide popularity for its creamy texture and vibrant flavours. Whether you’re hosting a festive party, preparing a casual family dinner, or looking for a healthy snack, guacamole is a go-to option that pleases all palates. The blend of ripe avocados, zesty lime, fresh tomatoes, and spicy chilli creates a harmonious medley of flavours that burst with every bite. It’s not only easy to make but also packed with vitamins, healthy fats, and fibre, making it a guilt-free indulgence. This classic guacamole recipe is sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire, offering a delightful taste of Mexico in every scoop.

Basic Ingredients for Guacamole


Avocados: Rich in healthy fats, fibre, and essential vitamins, avocados are the creamy base of guacamole, providing a smooth texture and subtle flavour.

Red Onion: Adds a sharp, tangy taste and a bit of crunch, enhancing the overall texture of the guacamole.

Tomato: Contributes juiciness and a slight sweetness, balancing the richness of the avocados.

Red Chilli: Offers a kick of heat, making the guacamole more exciting and flavourful.

Coriander (Cilantro): Infuses the dip with a fresh, herbaceous aroma and taste, complementing the other ingredients.

Lime: The acidity of lime juice brightens the flavours and helps prevent the avocados from browning.

Pink Salt: Enhances the overall taste, bringing out the flavours of all the ingredients.

Alternative Ingredients

Lemon Juice: Can be used instead of lime juice for a different citrusy tang.

Jalapeño or Serrano Peppers: Replace red chilli for a different type of heat.

White or Yellow Onion: Substitute for red onion if a milder onion flavour is preferred.

Parsley: Use instead of coriander for a different herbaceous note.

Preparation Tips for Guacamole

  • Ensure avocados are ripe and soft for the best texture.
  • Use a fork to mash the avocados to maintain a chunky texture rather than blending them smooth.
  • Adjust the amount of chilli to suit your desired heat level.
  • Prepare the ingredients ahead of time, but mix just before serving to maintain freshness.

Serving Tips for Guacamole

  • Serve guacamole with taco chips, fresh veggies, or as a topping for tacos, burritos, and salads.
  • Pair with margaritas or cold beers for a perfect party combo.
  • Garnish with extra chopped coriander or a sprinkle of chilli flakes for an attractive presentation.

Storage Tips

  • Store guacamole in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To prevent browning, place a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole before sealing.
  • The guacamole is best consumed within 1-2 days of preparation.

Home-made Guacamole (Full Recipe)

Home-made Guacamole

Servings: 1 cup
Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 soft avocados
  • ¼ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 lime
  • pink salt, to taste
  • taco chips, for serving


  • Roll avocados on the countertop to soften before peeling. Remove the skin, reserve the seed on the side, and with a fork, mash the avocado into a mixture.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, or in a mortar, combine avocado, lime juice, and salt. Mash the ingredients together.
  • Add the finely chopped tomato, onion, coriander, and chili; mix the ingredients together.
  • The guacamole is ready to serve as a side dish.


If preparing in advance, leave the pit of the avocado in the guacamole until ready to serve. This helps prevent the avocado from discolouring into a brown shade.

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