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How to make easy kid-friendly guacamole - fun homemade guacamole recipe for kids
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Easy Child-Friendly Guacamole

This quick and easy kid-friendly guacamole recipe is mild & delicious with no hot chillies!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Grace Hall


  • 1 small red onion
  • clove garlic
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 12 small cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 lime
  • generous pinch of smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Peel and finely chop the red onion. Crush or finely chop the garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a small frying pan then gently fry the onion for around 5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic to the pan and fry for a minute or two more.
  • Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, finely chop the cherry tomatoes and finely chop the coriander leaves.
  • Once cool, tip the cooked onions & garlic into a bowl with the chopped tomatoes and coriander.
  • Split the avocados and remove the stones. Set one of the stones aside for later. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and add to the bowl.
  • Squeeze half of the lime and pour the juice over the ingredients in the bowl.
  • Mash all the ingredients together. You can use a fork, but you may find a potato masher easier, quicker and more fun for kids to use. 
  • Taste and add the juice of the other half of the lime if wanted.
  • Add a generous sprinkle of smoked paprika and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Give everything a really good stir to fully combine, then serve in small bowls with Grana Padano tortilla chips on the side.


Note: if not serving immediately, add one of the avocado stones to the bowl, cover tightly with clingfilm and store in the fridge until ready to serve. Don’t forget to remove the stone again before serving!