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Chunky Guacamole

This recipe was given to me by my daughter-in-law.
Her tip to chop the avocado instead of mashing it is the key to the flavour of this Guacamole.
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 medium tomato
  • about 1/2 cup chopped red onion*
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice*
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced*
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • chopped parsley or cilantro 
  1. Cut avacados in half, and remove pit with a spoon.
  2. Before you remove the avocado flesh from the shell, take a knife and cut avocado into a 1/4 inch grid. Then using, a spoon, gently remove the diced avocado from the shell into a bowl.
  3. Remove the seeds from the tomato and cut it into a 1/4 inch dice.
  4. Using a silicone spatula, gently mix all ingredients together.
  5. Adjust seasonings to your taste.
  6. Serve with multigrain taco chips or crackers.
*How much you use of these ingredients will depend on the size of your avocados and tomato.

Note: I don't add cilantro to my guacamole because my husband and I don't really like it but feel free to add it if it is a favourite of yours.


  1. thank you for sharing oll of the wonderful recipes. My recipe box has been exploding as a result of your blog. I've shared an award with you all and posted it on my blog.

  2. You will be happy to know that your aversion to Cilantro is not a matter of "not liking it" but a genetic thing Just a broccoli tastes good to those with out a certain gene, not so good (but tolerable after practice) to those with one copy, and bitter as heck to those with two copies (Poppy Bush) cilantro tastes like soap to those who produce a certain enzyme. See for more.

  3. one of my best friends makes hers this same way, so much better - I agree

  4. That info on the Cilantro aversion is amazing. I like it. .but have developed a taste for it. Oh the things we learn from our wonderful commenters.

    OH ..the chucky Guacamole looks scrumptious.

  5. I like the idea of leaving the avacado in pieces, guacamole has more body that way.

  6. We love guacamole around here. This looks like a great recipe Bev!

  7. The world definitely needs more chunky guacamole! :)

  8. That's funny about the cilantro. My siblings are about 50/50 on liking it or hating it. I have 7 siblings. I didn't like it growing up because I thought it tasted like soap. I love it now and sprinkle it generously on Mexican food or in chili etc. etc. YUM

  9. The only thing that I would replace: I would leave out the crackers and chips and add in a spoon!

    I would just eat it. And it would be all in one sitting, because otherwise I'd have to share it with my kids.

  10. I love cilantro so put it in everything I can think of. This guac recipe looks delicious. Interesting info on cilantro. I know someone who told me that cilantro tastes like soap to her. I'll have to tell her what I learned here today.

  11. This would go great with the yellow and blue corn muffins that Savoring Time in the Kitchen made, check them out when you have a moment, here's the link.

  12. nice way to enjoy avocado with lots of bite and texture. The only thing is you need a piece of bread to eat this, not chips...

  13. Thank you for all the information on cilantro - it could be why we don't enjoy the flavour. All I know is that with or without the cilantro this guacamole is yummy and disappears in a hurry!


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