Chunky Guacamole

This chunky guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, it's naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it's always a hit with a crowd! Perfect for game day, or as an appetizer or snack any ol' day. | gimmesomeoven.com

Happy Super Bowl Week, friends!!

Or as I like to think of it, Happy Excuse-To-Make-All-Of-My-Favorite-Dips Week!

Yes, those of you who have followed this blog for years know that I’m much more of a “social” sports fan.  But whenever there’s a big game on, I’ll always gladly take the excuse to kick back on the couches for an afternoon with friends.  And you can always count on me to bring along one (or three) of my favorite dips to munch on.

9 times out of 10, I’ll admit, I almost always go with chips and salsa.  Or when it’s chilly out, I tend to let the crock pot do the work whipping up a warm spinach artichoke or buffalo chicken dip for me.  But if I happen to be out at the market looking for dip inspiration and spy some ripe avocados, there’s no question ever in my mind.

It’s guacamole time.

And my favorite variation on this classic as of late?  Chunky guacamole time.

This chunky guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, it's naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it's always a hit with a crowd! Perfect for game day, or as an appetizer or snack any ol' day. | gimmesomeoven.com

I don’t know what it is lately, but I seem to be obsessed with chunkier variations on my favorite foods.

Mashed potatoes?  Nix the perfectly smooth stuff, I want skins and legit chunks of potatoes in my spuds.  Salsa?  Forget pureeing until smooth, I’m making everything chunky-style lately.  Ice cream?  Chunky monkey for life!  (<–That one totally counts.)

The same goes for guacamole.
This chunky guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, it's naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it's always a hit with a crowd! Perfect for game day, or as an appetizer or snack any ol' day. | gimmesomeoven.com

Sure, there will always be a place in my heart for the ultra-smooth, ultra-delicious, classic style of guacamole.  But for a fun variation, I also love just dicing everything up and tossing it together like a chunky salsa.  It tastes as irresistibly delicious as ever.  But instead of being a big bowl of green mush, you actually get to see all of those pretty vibrant ingredients mixed in together…

This chunky guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, it's naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it's always a hit with a crowd! Perfect for game day, or as an appetizer or snack any ol' day. | gimmesomeoven.com

…which just makes you want to dive in even more, eh?  :)

Definitely a winning recipe for game day, or any ol’ day you feel ready to guac and roll.  So get to dicing, and enjoy!

Chunky Guacamole

This chunky guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, it's naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it's always a hit with a crowd! Perfect for game day, appetizers, or just everyday snacking!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 large jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and finely-diced
  • half a medium red onion, peeled and diced
  • juice of 1 lime (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (such as cherry, grape, or roma tomatoes)
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions:

  1. Add the avocadoes, jalapeno, red onion, lime juice, tomatoes, and cilantro to a large bowl.  Sprinkle evenly with salt and cumin.
  2. Using two spoons, toss the guacamole until it is evenly combined.  Taste and season with extra salt if needed.  (I usually like mine more salty.)
  3. Serve immediately with chips for dipping.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — February 1, 2016 @ 5:37 am (#)

    I could totally dip into this bowl of freshness right now! That looks so good :) Does it get much better than what I’m seeing?! I think not :) 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 1st, 2016 @ 1:07 pm

      Thanks Taylor! We hope you enjoy! :D

  2. Tom ~ Raise Your Garden — February 1, 2016 @ 6:44 am (#)

    In LOVE with this guac. Would marry it if I could. Chunky can sometimes be better. Took the wife to Chili’s for guac and although tasty, you can’t eat out every night (at least that’s what my mom says) Will be making this!!! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 1st, 2016 @ 1:06 pm

      Woohoo, we’re so glad you love it Tom! :D

  3. Ali's Mom — February 1, 2016 @ 7:41 am (#)

    Um…yumm!

  4. Cassie — February 1, 2016 @ 10:04 am (#)

    This is the ultimate football food!  There is a restaurant here that calls this “California-style” guacamole and it has become the way I prefer to eat guac also.  Love it! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 1st, 2016 @ 12:47 pm

      We hope you love this Cassie! :)

  5. SaraLily — February 1, 2016 @ 10:54 am (#)

    I just love chunkier guac! So good! This looks scrumptious!

  6. Ben from MyDIYFood — February 1, 2016 @ 4:33 pm (#)

    I agree, you need something chunky every now and then. I have also gone back to hand lumpy mashed potato :)
    Thanks for the great recipe I will be trying this. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 2nd, 2016 @ 9:54 am

      Thanks Ben, we hope you love it! :)

  7. Megan — February 1, 2016 @ 4:35 pm (#)

    I don’t think I can quite describe just how much I love guacamole!  I love the fresh tomatoes in the mix!  I usually use a salsa.  Thanks for sharing!  

  8. Sune Moolman — February 2, 2016 @ 12:08 am (#)

    Such beautiful colours! I LOVE guac. :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 2nd, 2016 @ 8:03 am

      Thank you Sune, we hope you enjoy the recipe! :)

  9. Patti — February 2, 2016 @ 10:58 am (#)

    It looks so pretty with all the chunks in it. It’s almost like a guacamole salad. I make a corn and black bean salsa that has chunks of avocado in it. Everyone loves it.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 2nd, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

      Thanks Patti, we hope you enjoy! That corn and black bean salsa sounds yummy too! :)

  10. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — February 2, 2016 @ 2:54 pm (#)

    What a yummy game day snack! I prefer chunky too!

  11. Melody @apps on red — February 3, 2016 @ 4:48 pm (#)

    Full of nutrition! Looking tasteful. I would try & learn this recipe. Absolutely Great!

  12. Jennifer @NourishedSimply — February 3, 2016 @ 6:36 pm (#)

    This version is definitely prettier then regular guacamole.  I love how you can see all the ingredients that you don’t normally see in the traditional recipe.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 4th, 2016 @ 9:48 am

      Thanks Jennifer! We hope you enjoy! :)

  13. kathy patalsky — February 9, 2016 @ 8:48 pm (#)

    Love this fresh, fantastic guac! yum