Special equipment: Molcajete or mortar and pestle
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Place the avocado flesh in a mixing bowl.
- Using a fork, mash the avocado until it’s smooth.
- Stir in the red onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are well-combined.
- Serve the guacamole immediately or cover and refrigerate it until ready to serve. Enjoy!
- The most important ingredient of guacamole sauce is avocado. Make sure to pick perfectly ripe avocados, as they are crucial to getting that smooth and creamy guacamole texture. To test whether an avocado is ripe, gently press on the skin with your thumb. If it yields to pressure and feels slightly soft, it is ripe and ready to use.
- One thing that makes guacamole great is its texture. Avoid over-mixing the ingredients to save some of the chunks in the sauce. The chunks not only add some texture to the sauce but make every bite packed with a different flavor. This is the key to making a more interesting sauce.
- Balancing the citrus is another important point in making the perfect guacamole. A little lime or lemon juice will help to balance the flavors and prevent the avocado from turning brown. Make sure to add an adequate amount. Some citrus juices aren’t as acidic as others, so you might need to taste your guacamole to fine-tune its citrus notes.