Recipe courtesy of Luis Bruno

Spicy Basil Guacamole

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups
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3 medium ripe avocados (recommended: Hass), halved, pitted, peeled and chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 medium ripe red tomato, seeded and coarsely chopped

1 lime, juiced

1 lemon, juiced

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves

1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash 1 of the chopped avocados with a fork. Add the remaining chopped avocados, the garlic, tomatoes, lime juice, lemon juice, green onions, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning, as needed, with crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. If not serving immediately, sprinkle a bit of lemon juice over the top and cover put plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole surface. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.