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There isn’t much to say about guacamole besides it is delicious and everyone knows its delicious and everyone (well, almost everyone) loves it. This is my favorite guacamole. It’s a little bit spicy, little bit garlicky, little bit tangy, little bit crunchy, and a lot of creamy avocado goodness. This recipe makes enough to share with a group–perfect for a cinco de mayo fiesta at home!–and is such a crowd pleaser. Last time I made it, Neal and I smashed the entire batch in about 10 minutes. I love when I have a full tummy from guacamole.
Molcajetes are a fun way to make/serve guacamole. I like to put my peppers, some of the onion, garlic, lime, and salt in the bowl and smash them until a paste forms. I then add the cilantro, smash a little bit, and add the remaining onion before stirring in the avocado chunks and slightly mashing and folding them in. This way, you have some fun textures going on and it’s not just a creamy dip (don’t get me wrong, I love creamy dip, but also love a variety of texture. This is a win win for me!)
I’m so tired and Dobby is being a super menace tonight, so I’ll get to the recipe! Enjoy!!
P.s. Obviously this guac is the perfect thing to serve alongside tequila lime chicken tacos and the world’s best margaritas (recipe coming later this week in time for cinco de mayo!)
- 1 small white onion finely diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 serrano peppers finely chopped (seeds and membrane removed)
- 3 tbsp lime juice (the juice from about 3 small limes, to taste)
- 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped (about 1 bunch)
- 3 avocados cubed, pits removed
- 1/2 tsp salt
- tortilla chips for serving
- endive leaves for serving
- cucumber slices for serving
- Using either a molcajete or a bowl and fork, place most of the onion (reserve a little to not be mashed), garlic, serrano peppers, salt, and lime juice in the bowl. Smash with the pestle or fork into a coarse paste. Add the cilantro and smash a little bit more, leaving some texture. Add in the remaining onion and diced avocado, mixing until you have the desired texture. Taste and adjust seasoning with extra lime juice or salt.