Guacamole is a Mexican side dish that can seem like a difficult task to take on at home. Following these steps will guide you on your way to making crowd-pleasing guacamole!

Cooking Method:
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Prep Time :
10 min
Servings :
  • Ingredients
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    3-4 Hass avocados (depending on the size)
    1/2 jalapeño pepper, diced
    1/2 medium red onion, diced
    1-2 small tomatoes, diced
    1 teaspoon cumin
    fresh cilantro, to taste
    1 clove of garlic, minced
    juice of 1 lime
    1-2 fresh radishes, cut into matchsticks
    salt and pepper, to taste
    Make your guacamole authentic using a molcajete—a Mexican mortar and pestle. This lava stone vessel and tool are used together to grind spices, prepare salsa, and—of course—make guacamole.


    Halve and scoop out the avocados
    Add the avocado, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper to the molcajete or bowl.
    With the pestle, mash the avocados and spices together into a paste or until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
    Add the jalapeño, tomato, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, and red onion. With a large spoon, fold the ingredients gently together until combined.
    Taste the guacamole and add freshly ground salt and pepper to taste.
    If desired, add the radishes for a beautiful presentation.


Try slicing the halved avocado lengthwise and crosswise while still in the skin, then with a large spoon, run the spoon close to the skin edges to get nice chunks of avocado.

Serving Suggestions:

Tomatoes add a nice pop of color, juiciness, and sweetness to guacamole. Thinly sliced matchstick radishes make for a nice garnish.