Nacho Night? Your Guacamole Needs An Upgrade

It has been quite a few years since avocado became a rage in India. Even though avocados are not native to India, they are found here in small numbers and are called ‘makkhan fal’, because of its fatty content. Yes, avocados are source of fats but those are ‘good fats’, that actually make all the difference. Avocados, for the unversed are stone fruits, they are green in colour, and have a light green pulp that can be mashed together for delish preparations. Guacamole, or guac as it is informally known, is a spread, dip or salad made by mashing avocados with chillies, tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic and spring onions. It is one of the easiest recipes out there, and requires zero to no cooking. Hence, it is one of the things, you can try with your kids as well.  

One of the first popular recipes for guacamole was published in the 1697 book, A New Voyage Round the World. Even though, it was not officially known as guacamole at the time, English privateer and naturalist William Dampier, in his visit to Central America during one of his circumnavigations, made a note of this interesting local preparation with avocados, sugar, and lime juice and created a sensation 

One of the other things we love about a good guac is the room for experimentation, you can add any veggies, herbs or peppers of your choice and it will turn out smashing. Chef Noah Barnes, of Miss Margarita shared his recipe of Chipotle & Feta Guacamole and our mind is officially blown.  

Chipotle & Feta Guacamole 

  • 150 gm Avocado 
  • 50 gm Onion 
  • 70 gm Tomato 
  • 120 gm Tortilla Chips 
  • 10 gm Coriander Leaves 
  • 80 gm Jalapeno 
  • 30 gm Lemon 
  • 50 gm Chipotle Chili 
  • 50 gm Feta Cheese 
  • 30 gm Garlic 
  • 30 gm Spring Onion 
  • 1 portion Classic Tomato Salsa


  • Mash in your avocado. Add in the chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, garlic, lemon, jalapenos along with salt and pepper to taste. For the extra kick, add in the chipotle chilli that is coarsely chopped. Mix well until fully combined. 


  • Garnish with feta cheese, coriander leaves, and spring onions. Serve with crispy tortilla chips.