Woman's hand pulling a tortilla chip from a white bowl of guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Chunky Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is a Tex-Mex staple, and so easy to make a quick batch at home. Use 6 simple ingredients and about 10 minutes for this chip dip.

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What’s the best part of living in The South? Besides the warm weather (I hate the cold), it’s definitely the southern comfort food. For example, who doesn’t love some good country fried steak or biscuits and gravy? Not to mention the delicious Tex-Mex foods like chunky guacamole and enchiladas!

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Southern Kitchen Ambassador + Guacamole Recipe
Southern Kitchen Ambassador + Guacamole Recipe

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As I mentioned, the Salt Bowl is the perfect size for a single serving of a dip. So I used it for some delicious guacamole. My boys love going to our local Tex-Mex restaurant because of the guacamole that comes with every meal. They call it “the chip restaurant” because that’s their favorite part.

Southern Kitchen has some amazing recipes on their website, including one for an easy guacamole dip, so we decided to try it out.

Guacamole Step by Step


  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 red onion (finely diced)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced, optional)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 2 Haas avocadoes (halved and seeded)
  • Tortilla chips


Dice the red onion. Add it to a medium mixing bowl with the lime juice and salt. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

Gently fold in the fresh cilantro.

Open the avocado and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Add it into the onion mixture and mash it as you mix everything together. You want to leave the avocado slightly chunky.

Season to taste with salt and more lime, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.


Originally Published On: November 29, 2017

Last Updated On: July 31, 2023

Woman's hand pulling a tortilla chip from a white bowl of guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips on a wooden surface


Guacamole is a Tex-Mex staple, and so easy to make a quick batch at home. Use 6 simple ingredients and about 10 minutes for this chip dip.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
4.67 from 6 votes


  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 red onion (finely diced)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced, optional)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 2 Haas avocadoes (halved and seeded)
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a medium bowl, squeeze the juice from the lime and add salt
  • Add the diced onion and minced jalapeno, and let sit for 5 minutes
  • Stir in the cilantro
  • Using a large spoon, scoop the avocado flesh into the bowl and coarsely smash with a fork
  • Mix just enough to bring everything together, but not so much that the avocados resemble a puree, the guacamole should still be somewhat chunky
  • Season to taste with more salt and lime
  • Serve with tortilla chips


Source: https://www.southernkitchen.com/recipes/appetizer/chef-jeffrey-gardner-s-guacamole
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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 393mg16%
Potassium 350mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 168IU3%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

38 thoughts on “Chunky Guacamole Recipe”

  1. 4 stars
    I hate the cold too, I should down south! We’ve only ever made guac once and it was a flop. I think it’s time to try again. Can’t wait to try your recipe.

    1. This was the only one I had made on my own before. I just recently tried a friend’s recipe that is very different but also delicious so now I want to try a few different methods.

  2. Oh my! Seriously I have zero self-control when it comes to guacamole! I could just live on guacamole and coffee. I must try your recipe, you always find the best versions of everything!

  3. It’s interesting to compare your Tex-Mex style guac to the variations on this theme that I’ve learned to make in different parts of Mexico. But I’ve yet to meet a single homemade guac recipe I don’t like 🙂 – will have to give this one a try, next…

    1. Oh, I’m sure the recipe is different everywhere you go. There are so many versions of it. I really like this one, but my friends make it very different and hers was delicious too!

    1. Avocado has definitely grown on me recently. I used to not like it but I’ve had it on more things lately and really enjoy it, especially in a delicious guacamole.

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