Spicy Sumac Guacamole Dip

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Spicy Sumac Guacamole Dip

During the colder months on a Saturday lunch time I like nothing more than cooking myself chips and making a yummy dip. Normally I make sweet potato chips and a hummus. The other day I fancied a change. In recent months I have been experimenting with a spice called ‘Sumac’.

Sumac grows in subtropical temperatures. It can be found in East Asia and Africa. This spice has a light, tart and astringent flavour. It can be used in lots of soups, stews and curries. I felt it would help to add extra flavour to this dip. So when it was combined with other spices in the guacamole it worked well. One I will definitely be making again soon.

Spicy Sumac Guacamole Dip


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Masher or fork
  • Teaspoon
  • Zester
  • Juicer or fork


  • Avocado x 3
  • Tomatoes x 2 large
  • Sumac x 1 tsp
  • Mild or hot chilli powder x 1 tsp
  • Smoked paprika x 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon x 1/2 tsp
  • Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
  • Lime x 1 (zest and juice)
  • Fresh coriander x 1 large handful


  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the stones and skins.
  • Put the flesh into the large mixing bowl.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half, then roughly slice the halves.
  • Then again roughly slice the tomatoes in the opposite direction until you get cubes.
  • Add the tomato cubes to the mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle over the herbs and spices.
  • Zest the lime and using a juicer or a fork squeeze the juice too.
  • Mash the ingredients together with the masher or fork.
  • Chop the coriander and sprinkle over the guacamole.
  • Mix the coriander into the dip and serve with chips or crisps.
  • Then enjoy.
Spicy Sumac Guacamole Dip

Spicy Sumac Guacamole Dip was so yummy and I will be making it again. In the past I have made guacamole but I have never tried it with sumac. So this was a new experience for me and it made a delicious change too. One I would recommend to everyone, especially if they love guacamole. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy.

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