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Cheryl's Guacamole - a perfect zippy and slightly spicy guacamole that will be a crowd favourite and is naturally gluten free and vegan!
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Cheryl's Guacamole

My sweet friend Cheryl was nice enough to share her famous guacamole recipe with me that has THE most asked for appetizer at our parties for years!  It is zippy and slightly chunky and basically perfect.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Fraîche Nutrition


  • 3 large ripe avocados
  • 6 pickled jalapeño slices, diced
  • 5 fresh chopped basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • splash pickled jalapeño juice
  • salt to taste
  • fresh jalapeño slices or cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • good quality tortilla chips for serving


  1. Place all 3 avocados in a large bowl and roughly mash them up (it should be slightly chunky still).  Stir in the diced pickled jalapeños, basil, cilantro, lime juice and add a splash of the pickled jalapeño juice and salt to taste.  

  2. Place the reserved avocado pit in the bottom of a serving bowl, scoop the guacamole on top, and garnish with extra cilantro or fresh sliced jalapeños for garnish if desired.  Serve with a basket of tortilla chips.