• It’s World Guacamole Month! Guac is the ultimate snack — easy to make, tasty, and versatile. It’s not just for Tex-Mex; it goes with just about everything and is the perfect addition to a braai meal. Celebrate by adding avo to your favourite dish.

    5-Ingredient Chunky Guacamole

    Serves: 4
    Total Time: 10 minutes


    • · 2 avocados, peeled and stoned
    • · 1 tomato, chopped
    • · 1 red onion, finely diced
    • · Juice of 1 lemon
    • · Chilli flakes (optional)
    • · Salt and pepper, to taste



    Dice the avocado, and place in a bowl with chopped tomato and diced red onion. Squeeze over the lemon juice and season to taste.


    Mix lightly and serve.

    Guacamole with a sting


    Mash two avocados into a smooth consistency and add finely chopped garlic, onion and chilli (seeds removed) with the juice of a lime. Season with salt and pepper and a handful of chopped coriander. Be really daring and add a splash of Tequila!

    Smooth guacamole


    Mash two avocados into a smooth consistency and add finely chopped tomatoes, onion and garlic. Mix gently together with low fat cream cheese and salt and pepper.

    Guacamole for the locals


    Prepare the basic guacamole – two avocados, chopped onion, garlic, chilli and coriander. South Africanise your guacamole – add chopped piquanté peppers or grated biltong…

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    Recipe supplied by Protactic Strategic Communications/South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA)

    Feature image: South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA)