Guacamole In A Molcajete

Recipe by Villa CocinaCourse: Sides, AppetizersCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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Homemade guacamole is a popular dip or side dish that is traditionally made by mashed avocados. Its distinguished flavor comes to life when sea salt, onion, cilantro, tomato, jalapeño and lime are added, creating a mix that is second to none. Using a mortar and pestle helps release all the natural oils, you know what they say, everything taste better in a molcajete. If you are ready to be blown away, try this recipe and be prepared to love every bit of it.


  • 1/2 cup  white onion, large

  • 1/2 cup roma tomato, large

  • 2 TBSP   serrano pepper (add as much as you like)

  • 1/4 cup  cilantro, chopped

  • 2 (1.25 lbs)   avocados, large

  • 1/2 lime, juicy

  • To taste    Salt


  • Finely dice the onion, serrano peppers and tomatoes. Also finely chop the cilantro.
  • Add 2 TBSP of the white onion, the serrano peppers, 2 TBSP from the chopped cilantro to the molcajete. Sprinkle a pinch of salt to help break down the ingredients. Don’t go over board, we will season at the end.
  • With the tejolote (pestle) begin mashing the ingredients together until it turns into a paste.
  • Add the avocados and mash them in as well, try to preserve some chunks.
  • Top with the remainder of the white onion, tomatoes and cilantro.
  • Squeeze in the lime juice and season with salt to taste.
  • Fold in and make sure it’s well combined.
  • Serve immediately or place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole to keep the air out and store in the refrigerator.

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