Add spice to your life and hold a Mexican Night!

Guacamole is an avocado-based dip or salad first created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico. It’s made with fresh avocadoes and Chilli (optional) – There are many variations to this recipe and alternatives.

Preparation: 10 minutes preparation
Serves: 6 serves of vegies in this recipe

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and stones removed
  • 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander or parsley, chopped
  • Freshly ground or cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Chilli sauce or Tabasco sauce, to taste



Mash avocado and combine with tomato, garlic, lemon juice, onion and coriander. Season with pepper and enough chilli sauce to give a gentle ‘kick’. Serves 6-8.

Serving suggestion:

Serve with crackers or with vegetable crudite.

Also great on jacket potatoes.

Guacamole is featured on the bottom right of the photograph.

Recipe © State of Western Australia, 2012.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District