Holy Guacamole!

July 10, 2023

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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Pita pizzas with brie and avocado

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

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


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