I used to hate chunky guacamole. Really, I hated all guacamole. I thought avocados were gross and squishy and you couldn’t get me to touch the stuff.
Then about a year ago, I was searching for recipes for healthy eating. Avocados were in everything I saw. They were on toast, on burgers, on PIZZA! It just looked bad and weird.
My husband and I frequent a local Mexican restaurant and guacamole always comes on the side. I would always give my scoop of guac to him and he would eat it up. I wondered…. should I give guacamole another chance?
I tried several guacamole recipes, ingredients, seasonings, and all of them were ok but I discovered what I liked and what I didn’t like. I didn’t like the strong seasoning packets that overpowered the dish. I DID like a large amount of onion because it made it chunky and tasty.
After many guacamole nights, I perfected the guacamole thing. We eat this recipe on tacos, burritos, or just by itself because it is delicious!!
Finding the correct amount of guacamole to make is a tricky game, because if you make too much it does not keep! It gets all brown and gross. Here’s my rule of thumb:
If you are making it for a main dish, I would suggest using 2-3 avocados a person because this stuff goes fast. As a side dish you can use about 1/2 – 1 avocado per person. And as a topping you’ll be good to use 1 avocado for 3-4 people.
This is CHUNKY guacamole so you want your avocados on the slightly under ripe side (no brown spots too so that’s a plus). If it is overripe then it gets too smooth and I personally like the chunky version way better.
How to Make Chunky Guacamole
⁃ 5 to 6 avocados
⁃ 1/4 – 1/2 small red onion
⁃ 1 Roma tomato
⁃ 1 1/2 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro
⁃ 1/2 lime
⁃ 1 teaspoon of salt
- You’ll begin by slicing open your avocados and throwing out the pit. Use a spoon to get all of the yummy avocado out of its peel and into a medium mixing bowl.
- Then chop the red onion in bite size pieces and place as much or as little onion into the bowl as you’d like. The onion is my favorite part and is very flavorful so I add about 1/2 of the onion into the mix. Your chopping doesn’t even have to be very fine because it adds to the chunky feel!
- Then finely chop the cilantro. You want it to be fine so you don’t get it stuck in your teeth. Once you get about 1 – 2 tablespoons chopped, add it to the bowl. This is a huge flavor profile in the dish so if you feel your guacamole is bland, add some more cilantro!
- Add your salt to the bowl
- Slice your lime in half and squeeze the juice from one of the lime slices into the bowl.
- Mix all of these ingredients in your bowl. Mash the avocado pieces as chunky as you would like, and make sure the rest of the ingredients are well mixed. Once it is mixed very well, get your Roma tomato.
- Chop your tomato into bite sized pieces (again, it’s chunky so you don’t have to be perfect) and add it to the bowl. Mix the tomato in but be gentle as to not smash the tomato pieces.
- Now grab a chip and give that chunky guacamole a taste! The best thing about guacamole is that you can change anything you like. If you want less onion, more tomato, no tomato, then you can do that!
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