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Holy guacamole, this is so good! This chunky guacamole recipe is easy to prepare, and you can make any tweaks you like to make it palate-perfect. You will need avocados, which are of course the star of the dish, along with tomatoes and green onions. The addition of chilies, lime juice and cilantro finishes the homemade guacamole to perfection. If you are looking for an easy guacamole recipe for traditional guacamole, this is for YOU!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. If you are looking for an easy guacamole recipe for traditional guacamole, this is for YOU!

There’s nothing quite like chunky guac with ripe avocados, fresh lime juice and other simple ingredients. Whether you serve it as a party dip or you have your perfect chunky guacamole with crispy tortilla chips while watching a movie on taco Tuesday, you’ll find it even more delicious than guac from top Mexican restaurants. It’s a real crowd-pleaser.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. If you are looking for an easy guacamole recipe for traditional guacamole, this is for YOU!

Chunky Guacamole Ingredients

There are many avocado recipes to choose from, pretty much all of which include similar fresh ingredients. Those would be the avocados of course, along with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chilies, lime juice (or lemon juice if you prefer), and a pinch of salt. Some people also like to add garlic, so you can do that if you are a garlic fan.

Part of the reason for lime juice being in the recipe is flavour. Besides that though, it helps to stop the avocado turning brown. A nice, fresh looking green guacamole is always appetizing. Why not try this on Cinco de Mayo?

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. If you are looking for an easy guacamole recipe for traditional guacamole, this is for YOU!

You can also use citrus juice on cut apples and pears to stop them turning brown. Lemon juice isn’t as traditional as lime juice but it will also work and add a nice tang to this easy guacamole recipe.

What to Serve with Guacamole

Rather than considering the guac as a condiment, why not make it the star of the dish? This homemade guacamole can be served as a side dish of course. It goes pretty well with any kind of Tex-Mex or Mexican cooking. You might like it with seared steak nachos, Buffalo Wild Wings street tacos, or these fiesta chicken stuffed poblano peppers.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. Give this class guacamole recipe a try. It's a great appetizer dip.

You can also serve it as an appetizer, paired with crispy tortilla chips. A chunky guacamole recipe is always going to be a hit, whatever you choose to serve it with. Try it on toast with a slice of ham, or add it to a cheese sandwich.

You might find your own ways to enjoy this tasty green treat. Not hungry enough for a full meal but feeling a bit peckish? A bowl of tortilla chips served with a chunky guacamole recipe usually hits the spot!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. If you are looking for an easy guacamole recipe for traditional guacamole, this is for YOU!

History of Traditional Guacamole

Are you curious about the history behind homemade guacamole? It dates back further than you might imagine. All the way back to Central America’s Aztec Empire in fact, which was the 1500s. Avocados have actually been cultivated and enjoyed as far back as 500 BC in Mexico, South America and Central America.

This fruit was very popular among the Aztecs who enjoyed it as ‘ahuaca-mulli’ which means avocado mash or avocado purée. This centuries-old recipe was made with simply avocados, chili peppers and tomatoes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. Give this class guacamole recipe a try. It's a great appetizer dip.

The Spanish settlers began to add their own touches, such as cilantro, lime juice and onions. In time the name changed to guacamole. Spain didn’t have the best climate for growing avocados so this recipe stayed in Mexico.

These days, guacamole is popular all over the world. It is sometimes served in a molcajete, which is a type of mortar and pestle made of rough stone.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. If you are looking for an easy guacamole recipe for traditional guacamole, this is for YOU!

Tips for Making Perfect Homemade Guacamole

Here’s a top tip for you: don’t skimp on the quality of ingredients when preparing traditional guacamole. The fresher and better your ingredients, the better this easy guacamole recipe is going to turn out, and your taste buds are going to love it.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. Give this class guacamole recipe a try. It's a great appetizer dip.

Try making avocado toast – the chunky texture of this authentic guacamole would be perfect for that. Oh, and avocado quesadillas are also amazing – just swap sliced avocado for some of this guac.

The avocados should be perfectly ripe, neither too hard nor mushy. Also use fresh lime juice (or lemon juice if you prefer) rather than the bottled kind. Again, it just yields a fresher tasting result in this chunky guacamole recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. If you are looking for an easy guacamole recipe for traditional guacamole, this is for YOU!

Other avocado recipes might use ingredients like paprika or black pepper. Although jalapeños are a popular chili choice for traditional classic recipe guacamole. Serrano peppers are another option for those who like it hot! As for the onion, you can use red onion or even white onion instead of the green onions.

Ripe avocado is the main ingredient in a chunky guacamole recipe, so you should use more of those than any other ingredient. Tomatoes are a close second in most recipes though. This is because the natural sweetness of tomatoes goes so well with the rich creaminess of the avocado.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. If you are looking for an easy guacamole recipe for traditional guacamole, this is for YOU!

Even if you are using plenty of lime juice to stop the avocado turning brown, it still will over time. This is why leftover guacamole should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It is the exposure to oxygen which causes it to go brown. This can happen with any easy guacamole recipe, so keep some avocado aside to add just before serving to ‘top up’ the green!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. Give this class guacamole recipe a try. It's a great appetizer dip.

Fun Avocado Facts

  • Avocado belongs to the lauracae family of plants, which also includes cinnamon, sassafras, camphor and bay leaves.
  • This fruit was given the name ‘alligator pear’ in the early 1900s because of its bumpy green skin. Butter pear, calavo and avocado pear were other names.
  • There are more than 400 varieties of avocados, with the Hass being the most popular. Hass avocados are the most common kind in the store.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. Give this class guacamole recipe a try. It's a great appetizer dip.

Chunky Guacamole FAQs

Can I make the guacamole in advance?

Guacamole is best served fresh, but you can make it a few hours in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. To keep it from browning, press plastic wrap right now onto the surface of the guacamole.

Can I use a food processor to make the guacamole?

You can use a food processor to make a chunky Mexican guacamole recipe recipe, but the result will be a smoother and less chunky texture. If you prefer a chunky guacamole, the best way is to mash the ingredients together with a fork or a potato masher.

Can I make this guacamole recipe spicier?

If you like your guacamole spicy, add jalapeno pepper or serrano pepper to your taste.

What are the best type of avocados to use for guacamole?

A Hass avocado is recommended because of its flavour and creamy texture. Brogdon and Fuerte avocados are other choices.

How to you pick an avocado for guacamole?

It is best to use avocados that are ripe but still firm for the best texture in your guacamole.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a chunky guacamole recipe. Give this class guacamole recipe a try. It's a great appetizer dip.

Traditional Chunky Guacamole Recipe

5 from 15 votes

Traditional Chunky Guacamole

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Holy guacamole, this is so good! This chunky guacamole recipe is easy to prepare, and you can make any tweaks you like to make it palate-perfect. If you are looking for an easy guacamole recipe for traditional guacamole, this is for YOU!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 4 avocados, peeled and stoned
  • 4 tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 6 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 chilis, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped

Instructions 

  • Skin the tomatoes by Blanching.  Cut a cross in the top and add to scalding water for 2 minutes only.  The skin will come off very easily after that. 
  • Chop the green onions, de-seed and chop the chilies.  Depending on how hot you like the Guacamole, taste test the chili.  You’ll know how much you should add after that.  I usually stick to two and go from there. 
  • Add the lime and lemon juice, salt and pepper and chopped cilantro. 
  • I like to add the avocado last as that gives more ‘green-time’.  Chop the avocados in half and remove the pits.  Keep one or two on hand to add back to the guacamole to help preserve the colour.  Using a knife score the avocados then squeeze into the bowl. 
  • Mix well and serve with tortilla chips. 

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 963mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1479IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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Now you know more about avocados, it’s time to grab your chunky avocado dip recipe ingredients. This traditional guacamole recipe is delicious. Pop open your favourite bag of tortilla chips and make the best chunky guacamole recipe ever!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. This is really similar to my guacamole recipe. I just don’t put in the onions or the chilis because we like it a little on the mild side. It looks absolutely delicious!