Nobody can deny their love for guac. If they can, well then they’ve never tried it made properly.

Mexican food is amazing. The way they combine savoury, spicy, and acidic elements creates a sensational experience when you’re eating. This recipe is probably closer to the right way you should be making guacamole than others. The balance provided by the acidic vinegar and lime, salty soy sauce, and sweetness provided by the onions really play together. Top it off with a margarita and tacos to follow and you’ll be loving yourself sick.

Equipment needed

Chefs knife, fork, chopping board, measuring spoons.


2 Avocados

1 red chilli

1/4 red onion

1/2 garlic clove

1/2 tomato, pulp removed and diced

1/2 teaspoon white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

A handful of fresh coriander


Step 1: Remove avocado flesh and mash with a fork to your desired consistency in a bowl.

Step 2: Finely dice your chilli, onion, and garlic and add to the avo.

Step 3: Remove the pulp from your tomato and finely dice. Add this to the avo as well.

Step 4: Roughly chop the coriander and add to the guacamole that’s now coming to life.

Step 5: Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

Step 6: Serve with corn chips or as a side to your favourite Mexican dish!

HOT TIP… if you like your guac a little spicier add a squirt of Sriracha. The sweetness of the pepper in the sauce and its heat makes it taste amazing.

Snacks, Basics, MexicanDrew Hipwood