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How to Make Authentic Mexican Guacamole from Scratch

Authentic Mexican Guacamole


  • Author: Denay | Confetti and Bliss
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 Servings 1x

Description

A perfectly ripe avocado – the kind you want for this recipe – is purple-black in color and yields to gentle pressure. An over-ripe avocado is black and mushy.


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Ingredients

  • 3 Haas Avocados
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped (no stems)
  • 1 Jalapeno or Serrano chile (about 1 tablespoon), finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or maybe a little bit more!)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, squeeze the juice from 3 key limes
  • Optional Garnish: cilantro leaves on stems, or sprinkling of Mexican Cotija Cheese

Instructions

  1. Using a knife or avocado tool, slice avocados in half. Reserve the pits for later.
  2. Remove the peels and place the avocado in a bowl.
  3. Mash the avocados until the consistency is smooth with just a few small lumps.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl. Gently fold all ingredients together.
  5. If serving guacamole as an appetizer, transfer Mexican Guacamole to a molcajete.
  6. Garnish with a few cilantro leaves on stems, or a sprinkling of Mexican Cotija Cheese.
  7. Serve guacamole with restaurant-style tortilla chips.

Notes

  1. Control the heat factor: Jalapeno chiles are milder than Serrano chiles!
  2. If your guacamole will not be enjoyed right away, add in an avocado pit or two, and squeeze a bit more lime juice on top. This will help the guacamole from turning brown.
  • Category: Appetizer, Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex

Keywords: Mexican guacamole, guacamole recipe, authentic guacamole recipe

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