Chunky Guacamole

Noble Pig Chunky Guacamole
Avocado season is in full swing, what could be better than that? Growing up in Southern California it seemed anyone we knew, with any type of ranch property, had an avocado tree. Have you ever seen one? They are big and can be quite messy. However, they do provide the most delicious fruit.

I remember my parent's friends bringing over bags and bags of avocados just to get rid of them. What I wouldn't do for a friend like that, not that you can grow avocados in the Pacific Northwest. The avocados need a much warmer climate. Those were the days of endless B.L.T. sandwiches stuffed with avocado. I sure wouldn't mind returning to that moment of time.

Noble Pig Chunky Guacamole Mortar and pestle
I love serving guacamole in my mortar, it has such great visual appeal. It's also very substantial, weighing in at twelve pounds. 

When it comes to guacamole, I am not a purist. I love all kinds of things mixed in and I prefer it chunky when it comes to texture. I have made it this way forever. The mayonnaise makes it creamy and smooth (you don't taste it). And I love all the other tidbit additions, they really add to the flavor.

Noble Pig Chunky Guacamole avocados from California
I add guacamole to tacos, taquitos, turkey sandwiches, B.L.T.'s and my favorite is guacamole toast with melted cheese. Yum.

Noble Pig Chunky Guacamole perfect game day snack

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Chunky Guacamole

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 6-8


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, deveined and finely chopped
  • zest of one lime
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
  • 5 California avocados, divided


  • In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, onion, jalapeno, lime zest and juice, chives, cilantro, Ranch seasoning, kosher salt and pepper.
  • Peel and slice 2 of the avocados, mash them up and add them to the mixture until fully combined. Peel the rest of the avocados and cut them into chunks. Slowly stir them into the mixture, taking care not to break up the pieces. Serve immediately.
Noble Pig Chunky Guacamole no browning
Here is a little trick, I'm not even sure where I learned it. Probably Pinterest, isn't that where we learn everything these days? 

Anyway, if you want to make your guacamole early or have leftovers, to keep it from browning place it an appropriate sized dish or bowl. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon, leaving no holes on the sides. Then pour a small layer of water over the guacamole until it is completely covered. When ready to serve, pour the water off the top and you will have perfectly green guac ready to eat.

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9 Comments and 5 Replies

  1. I love this chunky version! So yummy!

  2. chris 2

    Even tho the amount of water is small, I am surprised it doesn’t get absorbed in the guac.

    • Cathy 3

      Yeah it just hangs out right on top. It does feel strange pouring water on top but it works.

    • Mandy 4

      I think the fat content of avocados is so high that it’s basically shielded from absorbing the water. Nice tip – thanks!

  3. Allyson schultz 5

    Funking brilliant!

  4. jim bredemeier 6

    the only reason I’d live in California is to have an avocado tree in my back yard.

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  6. suzan-in-nc 8

    Thanks for the great recipe and tip about keeping avocado dip f/ turning brown. I’ve tried putting lime juice one top and covering w/ plastic wrap and that doesn’t work. Do you think the water “bath” would work w/ leftover avocado; i.e.,putting the halved avocado flesh side down in dish and covering w/ water?

  7. Gladys 10

    I was taught by a famous chef in Chicago many years ago to put the pits into the guacamole to help keep from browning. I like this idea very much.

  8. Vicky Stauffer 12

    Great tip about putting water on top, definitely going to try that.

  9. Connie Rivera 13

    never mayo in guacamole !

  10. Elizabeth Casey 14

    I’ve just made this recipe and it is delicious. I tried the water trick and it works, however I’ve noticed that the little bit of guac left on my husbands taste-testing plate has not oxidized at all. His was not “water treated”. I’m wondering if it’s the addition of the ranch or mayo that keeps it green? Have you tried the water trick with other recipes?


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