Last Updated November 20th, 2019 at 12:02 pm by Lisa
Make Easy Guacamole in a traditional molcajete (or a bowl with forks) and serve with salty crunchy tortilla chips. Great on tacos, enchiladas, and taquitos!
Made with a few simple ingredients, you can make it as spicy as you like. Many people add diced serrano or jalapeño chiles. This is my classic simple guacamole recipe I have made for years and shared many times. Enjoy!
The first time I remember eating Guacamole, it was served at my Uncle Russ’s home. As a young girl, I ate the “green stuff” on a chip and I loved it!
My parents were from the midwest, and it took them years to learn to love guacamole. It was love at first sight for me, and still is after all these years.
California or Mexican Hass avocados are easy to find in local markets in Southern California. They can be ripened in a paper bag on the counter in a day or two. You know they are ripe when they press in slightly when squeezed gently in the palm of your hand.
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Avocado Central website has everything you would ever want to learn about avocados, including recipes and nutritional information.
How to Slice an Avocado for Guacamole:
Slice the avocado in half the long way, and carefully hit the avocado with a sharp blade and pop the seed out.
With a butter knife (not a sharp knife), slice into cubes and scoop out with a large spoon into a bowl or molcajete.
What is a Molcajete?
Molcajete (mortar) and tejolete (pestle) are hand carved from a single piece of basalt rock, so every piece is unique. In addition to being a great prep tool, the molcajete makes an impressive serving dish for guacamole and other party favorites.
Among the world’s oldest culinary tools, volcanic rock mortars and pestles like these have been used by great cooks for thousands of years. The rough interior texture of mortar helps crush and grind ingredients. The heavy pestle does the work for you, ensuring efficient grinding, blending and mixing.
Ways to Use a Molcajete:
Crush whole spices and make spice blends. Make salsas. Make pesto and other rustic sauces. Blend and SERVE guacamole. Love this idea!
In a Large mixing bowl or Molcajete, add all the ingredients.
You can serve the guacamole right from your molcajete.
Mash with a fork or in the Molcajete until chunky.
Serve your guacamole with tortilla chips and a refreshing and fun CoronaRita Frozen Margarita Beer Cocktail, now that is a party!
Watch Our Video On How To Make Easy Guacamole!
Easy Guacamole in a Traditional Molcajete
- 1 ripe Hass avocado
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon grated onion
- 8 drops Tabasco
- 1/2 seeded and diced tomato
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- In a Large mixing bowl or Molcajete, add all the ingredients.
- Mash with a fork or in the Molcajete until chunky.
- Serve with tortilla chips and drinks.