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Guacamole Picante



From Mexico
Guacamole is loved by almost everyone and this recipe packs some extra spunk with the generous use of chilies - enjoy!

Serves: 4 / Ready in: 15 minutes / Calories per serving (1/4 cup): 88

Great for: heart healthy, healthy snack, low calorie, vegan, raw vegan, gluten-free

Nutrients: fat, fiber, potassium, vitamins A, B6, and C, protein, copper, folate, manganese, phosphorus, zinc


  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 6 scallions or 2 spring onions, finely cut
  • 1-2 serrano chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper; or ground coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. Scoop out avocados from the peel and put in a mixing bowl. Mash roughly with a large fork. Add the chopped scallions (spring onions), cilantro, lime, lemon pepper, and mash some more. Chili peppers vary in their hotness, so start with a half chili and work your way up from there as per taste.
  2. Keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap to prevent oxidation until serving. Refrigerate until serving.

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