Guacamole with garlic and roasted peppers Guacamole with garlic and roasted peppers

Basic guacamole is great but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a few twists here and there to add variety and, perhaps, even make it better. Doddie once told me how a little garlic could make guacamole flavors pop, I tried adding a little grated garlic to my guacamole and, yes, Doddie is so right.

But why stop with garlic? Why not add a bit of smoky sweetness too? So, I threw in a couple roasted peppers to my guacamole. Now, I don’t think I’ll go back to basic guacamole again. Ever.

Recipe: Guacamole with garlic and roasted peppers


  • 2 medium-sized or 3 small ripe avocados
  • 3 ripe and juicy tomatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 bell peppers (a.k.a. capsicum)
  • 2 to 3 bird’s eye chilis
  • 1/2 tsp. of grated garlic
  • juice of 1 and 1/2 limes or lemons
  • salt, to taste
  • cracked black pepper, to taste
  • chopped cilantro, as much or as little as you like


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  2. Roast the bell peppers, cool, skin, scrape off the seeds and roughly chop (seeĀ detailed instructions and illustration).
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  4. Scoop out the avocado flesh, roughly chop and place in a mixing bowl.
  5. Halve the tomatoes, scoop out the seeds and discard, roughly chop the flesh and add to the avocado.
  6. Peel and roughly chop the red onions; add to the avocado and tomatoes.
  7. Finely slice the bird’s eye chilis.
  8. Add the roasted peppers and chilis to everything else in the bowl.
  9. Throw in the garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  10. Squeeze in the lime or lemon juice. Stir lightly just until blended.
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  12. Spoon into bowls, top with torn cilantro leaves and serve with tortilla chips or plain crackers.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2 cups

See also:

Avocados: how to tell when they are ripe and how to hasten ripening
Basic guacamole recipe
Holy guacamole burgers
Chicken guacamole sandwich
Chunky guacamole with sage, bacon and blue cheese

Connie Veneracion

Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

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5 Responses

  1. like this a lot, thanks Connie…. :)

  2. sherwin says:

    is guacomole perishable?

  3. fleur says:

    sakto po ito,my mom loooves roasted pepper,garlic and avocado! we went to Baguio 3 weeks ago ,natuwa si mommy kasi medium sized bell peppers were sold an Php10 cguro mga 8-10pcs yun per pack! jackpot dw,she bought a lot just so she can have roasted pepper for her salad :)

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