homemade chunky guacamole without garlic

Homemade Chunky Guacamole (without garlic)

This restaurant-quality, homemade chunky guacamole is the only avocado element you’ll want to make for your breakfast, brunch, dip or side dish!

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It pairs perfectly with my Homemade Pico De Gallo (Salsa) recipe and my Quick Red Cabbage Slaw for easy tacos at home!

Avocado toast was everywhere for a few years. And I honestly never ‘got’ the obsession with avocado. I felt it was a fairly bland fruit and was never inspired to make it at home, never mind order it when out. But when I visited El Santo in Glasgow, I was converted!

It’s why I say this specific homemade chunky guac is restaurant-quality. As I tried really hard to emulate their specific recipe to the best of my abilities.


It’s salty, spicy, sharp and slightly chunky – so plenty going on to make it dazzle your taste buds.


Red Onion: red onions have a more mild flavour than brown onions.

To reduce the harshness of the onions, you can soak them in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain them and dry them off before using. This hack can be utilised for onions used in raw form for any dish e.g. I like to do this when adding onions to salads.

Red Chilli: decrease or increase to your level of heat tolerance. Or use dried chilli flakes instead.

Tomato: I use large vine tomatoes. De-seeding the tomato helps ensure the best texture and consistency.

Coriander: fresh herbs helps lift the flavour, but I would omit instead of substitute if you don’t have any.

Salt: I would personally recommend Blackthorn Sea Salt.

I use this chunky guacamole recipe in my breakfast burritos, as a base layer for a sourdough breakfast stack (including halloumi, bacon & poached eggs). And obviously as a component of homemade tacos. I switch between using Avocado Cream and this Homemade Chunky Guacamole. The perfect sister to my Homemade Tomato Salsa.


Can you make this Low FODMAP?

Absolutely! The recipe already has no garlic, so simply omit the onion to remove all alliums.

Can I use dried chilli instead of fresh?

Yes – use approx. 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes.

How long will the chunky guacamole keep for?

See ‘Storage’ below.


Fridge: store the guacamole in an air-tight container in the fridge for up top 5 days.

The avocado will turn a slightly more brown colour, but the taste remains the same.

I personally would try two use within 2-3 days however.

homemade chunky guacamole without garlic

Homemade Chunky Guacamole (without garlic)

I never liked guacamole until I tried it chunky with all the additions! Move over smooth…
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Prep Time 5 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 174 kcal


  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 inch piece of red chilli
  • ½ large vine tomato seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone then add flesh to a bowl and roughly chop up using a knife and fork
  • Prepare tomato by cutting the top off, halving it, and scooping out the insides (the seeds etc.), then chop into small cubes
  • Prepare other ingredients: juice the lime and finely chop red chilli, coriander & red onion
  • Add all ingredients together in one bowl, mix to combine


Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 1189mgPotassium: 595mgFiber: 7gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 433IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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