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Homemade Guacamole Recipe – Authentic and Delicious!

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Made using a molcajete and tejolote, this authentic guacamole recipe calls for only the freshest ingredients. It’s also simple to make, and takes mere minutes. Best of all, it’s absolutely delicious! You’ll never buy store-bought guacamole again after tasting this recipe.

While a lot of recipes claim to be the best, in my humble opinion, this guacamole recipe truly is the BEST! This is because it’s made with high-quality, fresh ingredients. Plus. using a molcajete and tejolote (mortar and pestle) really brings out the best flavors of each ingredient.

Even if you don’t have a molcajete and tejolote, this recipe will still turn out amazing!

Made using a molcajete and tejolote, this authentic homemade guacamole recipe calls for only the freshest ingredients. It's also simple to make, and takes mere minutes. Best of all, it's absolutely delicious! You'll never buy store-bought guacamole again after tasting this recipe. #recipes #diprecipes #guacamolerecipe #guacamole

WHY USE A MOLCAJETE AND TEJOLOTE?

Making authentic guacamole should be simple, and it should also be fun. And this particular recipe is both! Especially if you make it using a molcajete and tejolote (aff. link to my fav. one is in the kitchen tools list below).

Using a molcajete really gets the most incredible results. It brings out the flavor in the ingredients and gets the texture of the finished guacamole absolutely perfect.

Of course, if you don’t have a molcajete, you can always use a large bowl and fork instead. This homemade guacamole recipe will still come out delicious!

So grab the chips and margaritas, and let’s get ready to have a fiesta! ¡Olé!

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT AVACADO

As I mentioned above, the key to making the best guacamole is using the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. And one of the most important ingredients in this recipe is the avocado.

When choosing avocados for this guacamole recipe, you want ones that are ripe but not overly mushy. So how do you choose a ripe avocado?

The easiest way to tell if an avocado is ripe is to use your thumb and gently push on the top where the stem connects (the narrower end of the avocado). You want the flesh to be firm, yet give just a little. If it doesn’t give a little, it isn’t ripe enough. If it gives too easily, it is too ripe.

Authentic Homemade Guacamole recipe in the IMUSA Molcajete and tejolote

HOW TO PIT AN AVACADO

Removing the pit from an avocado can be a lot easier than you think. There are several ways to do it, but here are the 2 easiest. A word of caution first, avocado injuries are very common so if using a knife be extra careful.

Using a Knife to Pit an Avocado

  1. Use a knife to carefully slice the avocado in half lengthwise around the pit. Then twist the two halves of the avocado in opposite directions until one side pops off.
  2. Next, hold the half with the pit in a kitchen towel. Next, carefully whack the bottom end of the knife into the pit, then twist the knife sideways and the pit should pop out. Knock off the pit by scraping the edge of the knife on the sink or trash can.
slice lengthwise around the pit

Using An Avocado Tool to Pit an Avocado

The second way to pit an avocado is to use an avocado slicer with pit remover. Y’all these little tools make dealing with avocados SO much easier, and safer. My personal favorite avocado slicer is the OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer (no this is not a sponsored post, it’s just a tool I use and LOVE). It has everything you need to cut, pit and slice these delicious little fruits (aff. link in tool list below if you want one)

  1. Use the serrated edge to cut the avocado in half lengthwise. just as you would with a knife.
  2. Next, twist the two halves apart and use the pitter part of the tool to remove the pit.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST AUTHENTIC HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE RECIPE

This mouth-watering homemade guacamole recipe calls for minimal ingredients, but has maximum flavor. It’s one of those recipes that everyone will be asking for after the first taste! You’ll find the complete recipe in the free printable recipe card at the end of this post.

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INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE

This authentic guacamole calls for a blend of a few high quality ingredients whose flavors that meld together beautifully. All you need is:

  • Avocado – see my tips above for picking perfectly ripe avocados.
  • Sweet onion – also good with red or yellow onion!
  • Fresh cilantro – adds a bright, citrusy flavor with the barest hint of pepper. A staple in Mexican foods.
  • Roma tomatoes – these are the least juicy, and nobody want watery guac!
  • Lime – added sparingly fresh-squeezed (don’t use jarred!) lime juice gives just a hint of an acidic boost. You want to enhance the flavor not overpower it.
  • Garlic – lends a flavorful hint of warmth which blends perfectly with the creaminess of the avocado.
  • Salt – brings it all together
  • Cumin – adds a slightly hot, sharp, and bittersweet taste to the guacamiole. Add more if you want a spicier flavor profile.
  • Cayenne pepper – prefer spicier guacamole? Add more than a pinch!

INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE

When using a molcajete, the idea is to build layers of flavor. If you don’t have one, simply use a fork instead.

STEP ONE: GARLIC AND SALT PASTE

Begin by placing the minced garlic and a few pinches of salt in the molcajete, and grind/smash them into a paste.

make a paste from garlic and salt

STEP TWO: ADD THE AVOCADO

Now, add the peeled and pitted avocados, gently mashing and stirring (to combine the avocado and garlic and salt) with the tejolote (pestle) until you reach your desired consistency.

add avocados

STEP THREE: ADD LIME AND VEGGIES

Next, add the lime juice.

add lime juice

Then gently fold in the cilantro, onion, and tomatoes.

add remaining ingredients

STEP FOUR: SEASON TO TASTE

Sprinkle a pinch of cumin and cayenne pepper, mix it in, and taste.

add seasonings to taste

Continue adding cumin, cayenne pepper until you get the flavor just the way you want. You may also want to add some more salt depending on your preference.

STEP FIVE: SERVE AND ENJOY!

Now all that’s left to do is grab some chips and enjoy!

See? I told you it was easy! And just look at how delicious it looks!

OTHER WAYS TO ROCK THE GUAC

While enjoying homemade guacamole with chips is an absolute must, it also pairs perfectly with so many other foods! For example:

  • spread some on toast
  • add to burgers
  • add a few dollops to a salad
  • top off tacos and nachos
  • load up baked potatoes in place of sour cream and cheese
  • add to deviled eggs
  • replace the sauce on a shrimp cocktail
  • serve alongside some sushi
  • top off a rice bowl
  • fill wraps and quesadillas
  • serve as part of any type of Mexican dish like these Chicken, Avocado, Bacon & Tomato Quesadillas and these
Authentic Homemade Guacamole on chip

IMUSA Molcajete

I have gotten a lot of questions about the molcajete shown in these pictures. This gorgeous tool is a natural granite molcajete from IMUSA. It comes with a matching tejolote that rests inside the deep bowl. And I LOVE it!

While I’ve had other mortar and pestles, this one is by far my favorite. It’s large size is perfect for both grinding and serving, and the weight of the stone provides stability which makes pounding a cinch.

The molcajete is one of the world’s oldest kitchen tools. It was originally used by Aztecs and Mayans for grinding corn into flour. Today people use it for everything from grinding nuts for toppings on desserts to making fresh guacamole.

IMUSA Molcajete and tejolote

When grinding fresh herbs and spices with this molcajete, the granite’s non-porous qualities prevents the essential oils from being absorbed, which means the rich flavor stays right there in the food and not in the tool.

Want a molcajete to make your own guacamole, salsa, and more? You can find one like I have at Macy’s, JC Penny’s, Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and online through Amazon! Not only is using a molcajete fun and effective, but it lends even more authenticity when exploring ethnic cuisine.

¡Buen Provecho!

This authentic homemade guacamole recipe features only the freshest ingredients which take this recipe to a new level of delicious. #recipes #guacamole #guacamolerecipe #homemadeguacamole

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Yield: 4 servings

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Authentic Homemade Guacamole on chip

Made using a molcajete and tejolote, this authentic guacamole recipe calls for only the freshest ingredients. It's also simple to make, and takes mere minutes. Best of all, it's absolutely delicious! You'll never buy store-bought guacamole again after tasting this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, diced (red onion works well, too)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch cumin, to taste
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

    1. Begin by placing the minced garlic and a few pinches of salt in the molcajete, and grind/smash them into a paste.
    2. Add the peeled and pitted avocados, gently mashing and stirring (to combine the avocado and garlic and salt) with the tejolote (pestle) until you reach your desired consistency.
    3. Add the lime juice.
    4. Gently fold in the cilantro, onion, and tomatoes.
    5. Sprinkle a pinch of cumin and cayenne pepper, mix it in, and taste. Continue adding cumin, cayenne pepper until you get the flavor just the way you want. You may also want to add some more salt depending on your preference.
    6. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 11gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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