People constantly ask me for a guacamole recipe. Today I give you the most traditional and simple guacamole.

Guacamoles are like Moles, in the sense that every family has a different recipe and special ingredients they use. There are many different varieties and they all have the same outcome: a delicious avocado dip!!!

The secret and basis to a guacamole is using fresh and ripe avocados, a lot of lime juice, some heat, and the right amount of salt of course.  From there, you can add whatever else you want and call it a guacamole.  However, I will say sometimes adding too many ingredients takes away from the beautiful flavor of the avocados, the basic ingredient of every guacamole.  I advice to be creative but add your ingredients wisely.

My guacamole is simple and it allows the avocado flavor to stand on its own.  At the same time you will get some heat and the delicious acidity of the limes. It’s simple yet perfect.


Yields approximately: 2 cups

1 large avocado
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeño
2 tablespoons chopped white or red onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
Juice of 1 large lime

guacamole ingredients

- Using a molcajete (or mortal and pestle) smash the chopped jalapeño for about 10 seconds. Just enough to crush it.
- Cut the avocado length wise in half. Using your knife, remove the pit of the avocado. Then, using a spoon scoop out the entire avocado from each half.
- Add avocado, onion, and cilantro to molcajete. Smash avocado while mixing all other ingredients at same time. Smash until you have achieved the desired consistency (I like mine a little chunky).
- Squeeze lime juice on all ingredients and add salt. Mix well until salt has completely integrated with all ingredients.

I love this guacamole! If you are looking for something more extravagant I really enjoy BC Hoffman’s version on Recipe Wars. Click here to watch the video.

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