Indian Inspired Guacamole

I am pretty much head over heels in love with Heidi Swanson’s new cookbook: Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen. Unlike many cookbooks that I own, I’ve been pouring over each page of this one: I adore the way Heidi cooks and writes, and her photos are just so lovely.

indian spiced guacamole

Every recipe I have tried has been delicious, but I wanted to spotlight this one, which I just slightly adapted, because it was so unexpectedly great. I’ve never really attempted to change up guacamole (why mess with perfection, right?), but this Indian-inspired version is one I’ll be making again and again.

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Indian Inspired Guacamole

Adapted from Heidi's recipe for Avocados and Mustard Seeds in Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen


  • *2 ripe avocados cut in half and pits removed
  • *juice of 1/2 lime
  • *1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • *1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • *1 tablespoon organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • *1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • *1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • *1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • *1/2 medium yellow onion minced
  • *2 cloves garlic minced
  • *1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • *1 tablespoon minced jalapeno chile or more to taste
  • *1 medium tomato chopped


  • 1. Spoon out the avocado flesh and mash- not too much; you want your guacamole to be a little chunky- with lime juice and salt. Set aside.
  • 2. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the mustard seeds. When they begin to pop, lower the heat a bit and add the fennel and cumin seeds. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring every now and then.
  • 3. Add the onion and cook for a few minutes, until very fragrant and translucent, then add the garlic, curry powder, and the chile. Stir around for 20-30 seconds, then remove from the heat and stir into the avocado. Add the chopped tomato and mix again.
  • 4. Enjoy with raw vegetables, rice crackers or pita chips. Heidi also recommends this as a topping for brown rice or warm tortillas.

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15 thoughts on “Indian Inspired Guacamole”

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  2. Hi, I am a new visitor to your blog, but big admirer of HS, also got her brand new book and love it, love your take on the guacamole, your photos are also very nice, will be coming back for more, cheers, Sonja

  3. I just love the flavors of Indian dishes so this sounds amazing. I will have to check out this cookbook. Thanks!

  4. Your recipes looks divine, but the photography is beyond beautiful. I’ve been scrolling through your posts, marveling at Meyer Lemon Cakes and an adorable black and white cat in a bowl. I look forward to visiting your blog often.

    carol (@casacks)

  5. Great recipe, I love guacamole and making it very often but in the same time adore Indian foods so this sound very tasty for me. I have to check out the book too. Thanks for the post:)