Chunky Guacamole

Chunky Guacamole

Guacamole en Trozos
6 servings
Pati Jinich
Course: Antojos, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cilantro, guacamole, jalapeno, onion, pati's mexican table, serrano chiles
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Chunky Guacamole recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 1, Episode 2 “Foods of the Mexican Revolution"


  • 2 ripe Mexican avocados, halved, pitted and pulp cut into chunks or roughly mashed
  • 3 tbsp white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chile serrano or jalapeño, or to taste, minced (seeding is optional)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt, more or less to taste

To Prepare

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve!

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  1. This the very same recipe I was taught 60 years ago while living in San Diego. I STILL make it (albeit without the cilantro-tastes like soap) here in Texas. Absolutely FIVE stars.

    1. Glad to read you like this recipe B.A.! I hear you about the cilantro, many people feel just like you, but I happen to love it 😉

      1. I love cilantro in Mexico and am wondering if it might taste different in the different regions it’s grown. I live in the middle of Canada and I grew it this year and it is very hot this year and it is tasting really good. Not the soapy taste you get In grocery Stores in winter.

        1. Glad that you like cilantro Lill! I’ve heard from many people that it tastes like soap to them, so maybe is not where it’s grown, it’s that it just comes through like that to some. Enjoy it 🙂

  2. Love catching your cooking show on TV. Thought I’d let you know I had half a cup of cottage cheese, I/2 red or yellow bell pepper and a small chopped tomato to your guacamole recipe. It’s my go-to recipe to take to potluck gatherings.

  3. Hi Pati!! Thank you for your wonderful show. I want you to know you’ve inspired me to learn the Spanish language! I’ve been at it about 2.5 weeks now. I was watching one of your shows this past weekend and you were speaking with someone in Spanish. I understood one of the words he said without looking at the English subtitles! LoL I told my husband “I knew a word, I knew a word!!!” LoL The word btw, was aqui. Anyway, thank you for giving from your heart. It shows.

    1. Love this Anna, thanks so much! Keep up with the good work, next time we might be able to talk in Spanish 😉

  4. Hola Pati, first let me say I enjoy watching you and your shows you have such wonderful recipes and I’ve have done several of them so delicious the most one that I love very much is your tomatillo and lime Jam which I make often . My family loves guacamole and this one is like how I make it also the only difference I had a little garlic salt it is very delicious thank you Pati for sharing some of your wonderful recipes. Happy Mother’s Day to you

    1. Thank you Danny, hope you had a great Mother’s Day as well. Garlic salt seems like a great addition to this guac, bravo!

  5. Pati I love guacamole. Your recipe is simple and I like that. I am sure very tasty too. I enjoyed watching Pati’s Mexican Table over the weekend. I especially liked the segmant you shared a sandwich dunked in two sauces with your son JuJu.

    1. Thanks for the kind words Jackie! Stay tuned because the new season will start airing this fall 😉

  6. Hello, Pati! I enjoy watching you on PBS! You do put such bubbly enthusiasm into you program.
    I have to tell you, one year, my son Matthew gave me your Cookbook and my own Molcajete.
    The recipe in your cookbook is my personal favorite, since I have a very sissy palate, and can not handle the heat…
    So my standard recipe is the cookbook version. And it is delicious. And, I do like it chunky.
    We have made it a special treat. Thanks!

    ps, I also enjoy your trips through Mexico! Again, on PBS, our local Station is WHRO.

  7. please help , your Guacamole salsa that you made in your TV show was great, your young boys loved it but you also added Soy Sauce to the recipe above , can you please send me the recipe using Avocado , onions, chili and soy sauce. Please Thank you so much P.S Love your show

  8. Hi Pati, love u & your show … I live in Rhode Island & we have an authentic Mexican restaurant that we enjoy & their chunky guacamole is delicious. My question is, we think there is a vegetable that they use….maybe cactus? We do have a friend from El Salvador but I know each country has their own recipe. He asked them & our answer was mommy won’t tell us!!! Any thoughts? Much appreciated … blessings to you

  9. Me encanta ver tus recetas Pati porque son realmente mexicanas y no agregan ingredientes que ni alcanzo. Eres una gran representante de nuestro bello país México 🇲🇽

  10. Pati- I adore your show, your recipes, your children and your joy for life and food. Your show is so fun to watch! Thank you!!

  11. Simple, easy, love chunky. I love cumin. Cumin intensified flavors. My grandmother & mother used it, liberally. Therefore, I will try the guacamole both ways. I am so glad I chose to live in California, here you get the ‘real deal’.

  12. Hello Pati, I love avocados and guacamole, this chunky style sounds marvelous , I will try it’s, love you, and your show,

      1. Thank you for your show and your wonderful personality! I hope you tried the cumin in the guacamole and loved it!!