Middle-Eastern Guacamole

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


  • 3 large Haas avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ tablespoon za’atar seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoon harissa, or more to taste


  1. Mash avocado, lime juice, and salt together in a bowl with a fork until mostly smooth, retaining some chunks of avocado.
  2. Stir za’atar, cilantro, and almonds through the avocado mixture; add harissa and stir.
Mealthy tip:

Za'atar is an intensely aromatic and ancient spice blend, traditionally made with dried herbs such as marjoram or thyme. Harissa is a hot sauce or paste used in North African cuisine, made from chili peppers, paprika, and olive oil.


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Tal Levitas says:

Za'atar makes everything taste better.

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Sam Dalton says:

Very good guac! Also my first time using za’atar. I've been missing out my entire life. This is the perfect way to switch up a traditional Mexican dip.

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Laura Griffin says:

The harissa was everything on this middle eastern guac recipe. Perfect amount of heat, lots of flavor, and good crunch with the almonds.

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Greg Jones says:

I don't usually like guacamole but I actually really love this version. Perfect with warm pita bread! A little spicy too, which I like.

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Melissa Hunter says:

I could not find za'atar, so I used dried thyme, toasted sesame seeds, dried oregano, marjoram, and salt. It worked ok as a substitute, I really liked the flavor.