Authentic Mexican Guacamole

When it comes to making Guacamole from scratch, I’ve become a bit of an expert. Although I live in California, I’m blessed to spend about three months a year in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In markets south of the border you can find gorgeous ripe avocados, Mexican limes, chilies and tomatoes year round.
When it comes to making Guacamole from scratch, I’ve become a bit of an expert. Although I live in California, I’m blessed to spend about three months a year in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In markets south of the border you can find gorgeous ripe avocados, Mexican limes, chilies and tomatoes year round.


INGREDIENTS
  • 3 Haas Avocados
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped (no stems)
  • 1 Jalapeno or Serrano chile (about 1 tablespoon), finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or maybe a little bit more!)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, squeeze the juice from 3 key limes
  • Optional Garnish: cilantro leaves on stems, or sprinkling of Mexican Cotija Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Using a knife or avocado tool, slice avocados in half. Reserve the pits for later.
  2. Remove the peels and place the avocado in a bowl.
  3. Mash the avocados until the consistency is smooth with just a few small lumps.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl. Gently fold all ingredients together.
  5. If serving guacamole as an appetizer, transfer Mexican Guacamole to a molcajete.