Not many things can get me more excited than a good Chunky Guacamole Recipe.
I mean, what is not to love? The buttery taste of the avocado, the crunch of the onions, the tang of the tomatoes, and the flavor in this guacamole is just begging for a party!
Lucky for you (and me) this chunky guacamole makes for a super quick game day food that is also perfect for parties or just everyday snacking.
With March Madness quickly approaching I’ve been brushing up on my list of Paleo appetizers to have on hand for the upcoming games.
My husband is the basketball fan in our house, but he’s just as hard-core over the appetizers I make for game day, and this chunky guacamole recipe happens to be his favorite.
I dropped the ball (pun intended) with Super Bowl 2020, and we starved throughout the game.
Never again! Our house is fully stocked with plenty of delicious, easy-to-make appetizers for the Basketball season!
What is in guacamole?
There are many ways to make healthy guacamole and many different recipes out there, but this one happens to be our favorite.
I like to start with large, ripe avocados and then add in tomatoes, red onion, fresh lime juice, and cilantro.
If you love a good kick, add in some diced jalapeno or habanero for a spicy guacamole recipe.
We’re not big on numb taste buds, so we opt for the family-friendly, milder version of this Whole30 guacamole. You do you, boo!
Is guacamole healthy?
Absolutely yes, guacamole is healthy on any diet or way of eating.
The beautiful thing about this chunky guacamole recipe is that it is a great source of healthy fat along with several other macronutrients.
Quite possibly one of the most nutrient-dense snacks, this paleo guacamole won’t disappoint in flavor or nutritional value!
Can you freeze guacamole?
You may be surprised to learn that you can indeed freeze guacamole!
The tomato and onion in this guacamole don’t freeze and thaw well. However, there are other versions of guacamole that can be frozen – just not this chunky kind.
If you want to learn more about how to freeze guacamole, Kitchen Stewardship has a great article on How to Freeze Guacamole.
Can you eat brown guacamole?
Yes, you actually can eat brown guacamole, although it might have a slightly different taste than fresh guacamole.
Exposure to air can cause the fruit of the avocado (and thus, guacamole) to turn brown, much like an apple does when exposed to air.
If your guacamole is slightly browned, you can still eat it, even though it may appear unappetizing.
Since this chunky guacamole recipe calls for a decent amount of fresh lime juice, it won’t brown quickly if appropriately stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
The fresh lime juice (lemon juice or vinegar can also be used) acts as a natural preservative and slows the natural oxidation process that will occur.
Things to eat with guacamole:
I never need an excuse to eat guacamole. I mean, if it’s there, I’m going to eat it with or without anything else, so the question of what to eat guacamole with never really enters my mind.
However, if you are creating a meal around this fabulous paleo appetizer, you can eat just about anything with guacamole.
Slather it on whole wheat toast for breakfast, put it on eggs, spread it over your favorite tacos or burritos, or use it as a dip for taquitos or quesadillas.
It’s also an excellent dip for tortilla chips, grain-free chips, plantains, or raw vegetables.
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Chunky Guacamole Recipe
This chunky guacamole recipe is fast and easy to make. It’s naturally gluten-free, Whole30, and Keto compliant, and it’s always a hit with a crowd! Perfect for game day, Paleo appetizers, or just everyday snacking!
- 3 large, ripe avocados peeled, seeded, and diced
- 1/2 medium red onion peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes or Roma tomatoes
- 1 juice of 1 lime about 2 tablespoons
- 2/3 cup cilantro diced
- 1/2 tsp salt
Slice the avocados open vertically, remove the seed, and then score the inside vertically and horizontally to create small squares of avocado.
Invert the peeling so that the squares pop out or use a spoon to scoop the squares out and place them in a medium-sized bowl.
Peel and dice the red onion and add it to the avocado.
Roughly dice the tomatoes and add them to the other ingredients.
Dice the cilantro and add it to the other ingredients, along with the lime juice and salt.
Toss well but gently (you don't want to turn the avocado to mush), serve, and enjoy!
This Chunky Guacamole will stay fresh in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.