Picante guacamole

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Picante guacamole
Picante guacamole
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:181
Ready in:15 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:None
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:3rd June 2015

This guacamole recipe is courtesy of Mextrade.co.uk and originates from the now extinct Picante Mexican Grill, Blackfriars, London

Proper guacamole is absolutely glorious, when made the traditional way with the right ingredients. Using Serrano chilli pepper adds a slightly nutty flavour that pairs very nicely with has avocados. We have tried many brands over the years and exclusively use La Costeña for their unbeatable flavour.


Printable 🛒 shopping list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe

  • 2 Hass avocados (medium size), only use perfectly ripe avocados, if the flesh is too firm or grey, it doesn’t belong in guacamole. Grey avocados belong in the compost heap.
  • cup fresh tomato, chopped (about 1 medium)
  • cup white onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup if red or Spanish yellow), white onions have a subtler, less overpowering flavour than their red or yellow cousins. Harder to find, but worth the effort
  • 1 medium clove garlic, very finely chopped-ideally use a garlic press
  • cup coriander, finely chopped (cut off steams just below 2nd leaves)
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons La Costeña Serrano escabeche (the marinate liquid from the tin)
  • 2 serrano chillies finely chopped (about the size of the average pinkie finger), remove the seeds and veins to reduce the spiciness (this recipe has a slight tingle)
  • Pinch ground black pepper


  1. Combine all of the ingredients and mix well, just before serving

Chef's notes

Do not use any other avocados than Haas as they do not have the correct texture or flavour to make guacamole, Haas are generally very dark in colour and have rough skin.

Limes may yield variable amounts of juice, so follow your taste buds. I personally prefer less lime juice, but it is a key ingredient, as it acts a natural preservative and prevents the avocado flesh from turning colour.

Jason Coolbaugh - Picante Grill

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Recipe source

Mextrade.co.uk has kindly given Cookipedia permission to reproduce this recipe.

Mextrade markets and sells a premium portfolio of original wholesale Mexican ingredients and branded products in the UK.

Mextrade was founded in 2010 by Mexican entrepreneur’s cuisine lovers, opened with a primary goal of bringing irresistible flavours from the best quality Mexican products to households, kitchens and dinner tables across the UK.

Mextrade are an impressive Mexican ingredients wholesaler who will shortly be opening a retail online outlet of their products for home delivery.

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