• Spicy Chunky Guacamole Recipe

    South Africans like their guacamole chunky … and, no, we don’t mean salad or salsa or sauce – we mean glorious green chunky guacamole.

    The key is a perfectly ripe, silky-smooth avocados, cut into bite-sized green cubes and simply seasoned with a little sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and a spritz of fresh lemon or lime juice.

    To that pristine perfection, add fresh herbs, grated garlic, crushed chilli flakes, leftover corn, diced pickles like gherkins or piquanté peppers, beans, chickpeas or peanuts. Even finely chopped fruit such as fresh pineapple and chargrilled nectarines add a dash of cheeky sweetness to this most savoury of sides.

    Chunky guac is an amazing menu accompaniment! On top of a seared steak or schnitzel, maize meal or mopane worms, alongside a slice of pizza, pie or even a plain old ham and cheese sandwich. It’s that fabulously funky flash of luxe, the side that saves even the most mundane of meals.

    First step on your journey to embracing chunky guac is inspiration from our Spicy Chunky Guac recipe below or watch our step-by-step video to get into the groove. Then ease in with a chunky guacamole side to your regular roast, or whatever you have planned tonight – stir fry, sausages or stew! There’s no wrong choice when you’re serving chunky guacamole – the side you’ll be tempted to make your main.

    So go on, add chunky guac to your sides!

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    Spicy Chunky Guacamole Recipe

    SERVES 4|PREP TIME  5 minutes|Cooking time: 0 minutes



    • 2 avocados, peeled and stoned
    • 15 g coriander, chopped
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • Salt and pepper, to taste



    DICE the avocados, and place in a bowl with the chopped coriander.

    SQUEEZE over the lemon juice and season to taste.

    Images curtesy of The South African Avocado Growers’ Association


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