To kick off the new avocado season, the South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA) has shared some amazing Mexican inspired recipes. We feature three guacamole recipes in this week’s edition of Farm Fare.

Spicy corn, black bean and chipotle guacamole


3 large ripe avocados

½ red onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced  

1 jalapeño, deseeded and diced (optional)

1 teaspoon chipotle paste (optional)       

½ can sweetcorn, drained

½ can black beans, drained and rinsed

Juice and zest of 1 lime

Pinch of salt and ground black pepper to taste


Peel and roughly chop the avocados, add the remaining ingredients and mix to combine. Serve immediately.

Chunky guacamole


2 large ripe avocados

1 large ripe tomato, deseeded and diced

½ red onion, finely chopped       

1 small red chilli, finely chopped (optional)

1 tablespoon chopped coriander

Juice and zest of 1 lemon


Peel and roughly chop the avocado, mix with the remaining ingredients, season with a big squeeze of lemon, salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Pomegranate and lime guacamole


3 ripe avocados

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped    

1 jalapeño pepper, deseeded and diced (optional)

2 garlic cloves, minced

Juice and zest of 2 limes

½ cup pomegranate seeds


Peel and roughly chop the avocado then mix with the remaining ingredients, reserving half the pomegranate seeds for garnish. – Press release, SAAGA