Tuesday 22 December 2015

Guacamole - Hot and Spicy

I love guacamole.  Not the one that is zapped in a blender with sour cream; no I like mine chunky and hot.  (Like my men? - I knew you were going to say that).  So I prefer to make my own when I have the time and inclination, which isn't as often as it should be.  This version is taken from Sophie Dahl's online recipes.  Sophie has lots of stories to tell about her amazing family - well worth a read when you have a bit of spare time.  She and I must be twins!  We both love it chunky and hot. 

So I take no credit for this recipe; in fact The Hairy Bikers make a very similar one.  I have done a bit of research and found that either guacamole is not Mexican at all, or it is but only the chunky version with not much in it except avocados, salt and lime. It appears that Mexicans also like to make it thin and mix it with green salsa into a kind of soup - or not.  As Mr P. said, Mexico is a large country with lots of regional differences, so who knows? Well, each to their own.


2 ripe avocados, mashed but still a bit chunky

zest and juice of 1 lime

1 tomato, deseeded and finely chopped

1/4 red onion (or half a small one), finely chopped

salt and pepper to taste

coriander leaves, torn into small pieces - you choose how much, but start with a tablespoon

one small red chilli, very finely chopped or several drops of Tabasco type sauce


Easy peasy - you know what to do!

Grab a mixing bowl and throw in the avocados, lime zest and juice, the tomato, onion and seasoning

Give it a good stir till combined but not too smooth

Throw on the coriander leaves and chilli as garnish

Serve with corn chips or the bread/cracker of your choice

delish ingredients    

adding the lime juice  

grab a ripe tomato  

chopping the deseeded tomato finely 

delicious chunky guac!  be generous with the coriander and chilli      

I know it looks a bit ratty in these takeaway containers but we were rushing off to a friend's place.  This was part of our contribution to dinner.  Always a great idea to have disposable containers when going out as you don't have to worry about bringing home the plates.

my avocado doodle - did you guess? 


  1. Chunky and hot LOL. I could eat this everyday of my life and be happy :)

  2. I love my guacamole hot and chunky too. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Sherry xx

  3. I love my guacamole chunky and hot. I like my men tall and hot but maybe not chunky? Haha! :P

    1. yep i like my men tall too! a bit chunky is okay:)


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