Discover a tasty twist to an improved guacamole recipe

Whether considered a dip, spread, or whole food, guacamole is a staple on many dinner tables. From Taco Tuesday to breakfast, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the avocado dish. But, as many people know, flavors make one bowl more inviting than another. Check out this upgraded guacamole recipe that brings a taste of the tropics to the table.

Although no one has tracked down the exact origin of guacamole, the idea of ​​avocado combined with spices has been around for centuries. Its popularity increased in the United States after the ban on Mexican avocado was lifted in 1997. Beyond being an appetizer in restaurants, it has become a staple as a snack, a must-see sporting event and even a garnish for many dishes.

Since guacamole is relatively simple, it lends itself to culinary creativity. From extra ingredients to bold flavors, each bowl can have a whole new flavor. Although some people like bacon, shrimp, or other forms of protein, spices can have the biggest impact.

Beyond traditional offerings of salt, pepper, or even chili, guacamole can take people around the world in one bite. Basically, the dish can be adapted to a variety of global flavors.

Recently, Spiceology offers a One World spice blend. Inspired by favorite flavors of the Marley family, the spice blends bring a little soul to the table.

This guacamole recipe from Cedella Marley brings a taste of the Caribbean. While this recipe definitely packs some heat, it’s not just aimless spice. The layers of flavor balanced with the succulent avocado make this recipe quite satisfying.

Here’s how to make Cedella Marley’s Chunky Jerk Guacamole.


  • 4 Hass avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1 small tomato, seeds removed, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup mango
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning or Spiceology One World seasoning

Jerk Seasoning Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar


  • In a large bowl, mix the avocados with the lime juice, leaving it thick. Add remaining ingredients, stirring until combined.

What spices do you use in an improved guacamole recipe? Are there any unlikely flavors that surprise your taste buds?

Michael M. Tomlin