Guacamole 3 ways

This classic Mexican dip is healthy, flavourful and utterly addictive – they taste great with tortilla chips, on sandwiches and with fajitas.

While the recipe is simple, it’s also fiercely debated among guacamole lovers – each has their own method for subtly tweaking the flavours to get the perfect result.

If you’re still in search of the perfect recipe, then we can help. Here’s three of our favourite recipes to get you started.

Classic Guacamole

Easy and delicious, this recipe is a classic for a reason – use fresh ingredients for a bright, flavourful spread and you’ll impress even the pickiest eaters.

You’ll need

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • handful of chopped coriander
  • salt to taste
  • 3 mild chillies, finely chopped


  1. Add your onion, tomatoes, coriander, salt and chillies in a pestle and mortar and pound into a fine paste. If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, use a food processor or blender instead.
  2. Add avocados and lime to the mixture and mash together using a fork – choose a creamy or chunky consistency to your preference. Serve immediately.

Grilled Guacamole  

This recipe swaps out coriander for basil and tomatoes for parmesan, giving it a uniquely Italian twist. Grilling the avocados before you mash them helps bring out the flavour and give this recipe a real bite.

You’ll need

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • A drizzle of olive oil, plus more for grilling
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced


  1. Half and pit your avocados, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkle over salt and pepper. Place the avocado halves cut side down on a griddle pan on a medium heat and cook for five minutes or until toasted grill marks begin to appear.
  2. Remove the avocado halves from heat and scoop the flesh out into a bowl. Mash to a chunky consistency with a fork.
  3. Stir in the lemon zest, olive oil, basil, and parmesan and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.

Tropical Guacamole  

This bright, vibrant guacamole is packed with pineapple and mango – it’s an excellent choice as part of a serving platter or a great alternative if you’re making fajitas or other Mexican dishes but aren’t in the mood for anything spicy.

You’ll need

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup pineapple, finely chopped
  • ½ cup mango, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped


  1. Half and pit avocados and scoop out into a medium-sized bowl. Roughly mash avocados to desired consistency.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

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