Guacamole recipe

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Guacamole is a popular Mexican dip. It is refreshing and great as a side dish with many Mexican dishes or as a dip with tortilla chips. The main ingredients used in guacamole are avocado, onion, tomato and lime juice. This recipe is one of the many variations of Guacamole.
Preparation time: -, Cooking time: -, Serves: 4 - 6 




Ingredients

2 Tbsp finely chopped white onion
3 Serrano chiles, seeded and finely chopped (adjust quantity for more or less heat, to taste)
4 Tbsp roughly chopped cilantro (coriander)
3/4 tsp salt (use more to taste)
3 large avocados
2/3 cup fresh ripe tomatoes, finely chopped (squeeze out most of the juice)
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Extra cilantro leaves with little stems for garnish

Directions

In a molcajete or similar stone made mortar and pestle add the onions, chiles, chopped cilantro and salt and grind to a smooth paste.

Cut the avocados in halves, remove the pits (keep one of the pits for later) and use a spoon to remove the avocado flesh. Put the avocado flesh  into the molcajete and mash into the onion paste until you have a chunky, yet uniform consistency.

Add the tomatoes and lime juice and stir well to combine. Taste and adjust with salt and more lime juice to taste. Add the avocado to the guacamole, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. The avocado pit will preserve the fresh color of the guacamole.

Before serving remove and discard the pit and garnish with the extra cilantro leaves.

This recipe makes 2 cups of Guacamole.

Notes and tips

If you do not have a molcajete or mortar and pestle you can use a regular bowl and a spoon or fork to mash up all the ingredients.
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