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Chunky Guacamole

Maren Caruso

Yield: Makes 2-1/2 cups

There are few dishes as simple yet easily varied as guacamole. This version lets the flavor and texture of the avocado shine through, amply reinforced with cilantro, red onion, and a splash of lime juice. It can be set out as a dip, used as a garnish for tacos or chili, or spread on sandwiches and burgers


  • 1 medium tomato, finely diced (about 1 cup) 
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced (about 3 Tbs.)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 large Haas avocados (about 1 lb.), cut into 1/2-inch dice


  • In a medium bowl, toss the tomatoes with the onion, cilantro, lime juice, red pepper flakes, and 1 tsp. salt, and let sit for about 5 minutes. Add the avocado and gently mash it into the tomato mixture with a fork. Serve immediately.


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  • SierraC | 01/16/2012

    The red pepper flakes is a nice addition to my current recipe. Gives it some kick.

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