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Chunky Guacamole

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings (3 cups)


You will absolutely love this guacamole. It’s restaurant-quality. Actually it’s better! šŸ˜
I am always asked to make this one; it’s famous in my circles.


Guacamole Base
4 large ripe avocados
2 teaspoons (1 lemon) freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons (1 lime) freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon garlic (1 clove), minced
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Highly Recommended but Optional
10 splashes of red Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup red onion, (1 small onion), diced
1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeds removed and finely diced
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped


Half the avocados, remove the pits, and spoon (or squeeze) into a medium-size bowl. Promptly add the lemon and lime juice and gently stir.

With a knife, I like to cut through the avocados in the bowl, to make it chunky. If you prefer it smooth, you can smush it with a fork to your desired consistency.

Mix in the remaining ingredients. Adjust seasoning if necessary with additionalĀ salt, tabasco, or lime. Enjoy!


Use large ripe avocados if you can find them. You can also add more avocados if yours are small or find some are not ready for primetime when you cut them open.

The perfect avocado is firm with a slight give when held. It should be a dark green color on the outside and (hopefully) flawless on the inside.

Look for avocados that still have the stem attached if possible. Gently press on one end with your finger to test. It should be firm but have a slight give to it.

Store leftover guacamole in refrigerate. Guacamole oxidizes and turns brown quickly. Two ways to extend the beautiful color are, 1) Put the leftover guacamole in a glass container or leftover dish, and smooth out the top. Pour a 1/2 inch of water over the top. Cover and store in the fridge. To serve, drain the water, squeeze in a bit of lime, stir, and it is ready to enjoy. This keeps it looking fresher for 2-3 days. 2) Or press plastic wrap directly onto the top surface of the guacamole to protect it from air getting in.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stirring
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 80
  • Sugar: .8 g
  • Sodium: 9.8 mg
  • Fat: 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: .6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Guacamole, Guacamole Recipe, Avocado, Mexican, JalapeƱo, Cilantro

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