Classic Guacamole

Classic Guacamole
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Ingredients

1/2 red onion, very finely chopped
1-2 serrano chiles or other fresh green chiles, finely chopped
1-2teaspoon salt
3 ripe avocados
juice of 1-2 limes
a small handful fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Put a quarter of the onion and half the chili and salt in a pestle and mortar and mash to a rough paste.
  2. Cut open the avocados, remove the stones and scoop out the flesh into the pestle (or into a large bowl if your pestle is small). Roughly mash the flesh with a fork, adding half the lime juice as you go.
  3. Stir in the rest of the lime juice and chilies, coriander, red onion and tomato. Season with plenty of black pepper and salt (only if more salt is needed).
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.

This recipe from Honest Cooking was republished with permission. It originally appeared on the HelloFresh blog among Our Guacamole Recipe Faves: The 4 Best.

Classic Guacamole

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  • Old Unc

    There’s really no such thing as “classic” (or “authentic”) guacamole.

    • J. G.

      Of course there is. It’s a traditional Aztec avocado preparation.

  • Old Unc

    No doubt some Aztec mashed an avocado at some point, but they wouldn’t have had onion, lime or cilantro. Currently, there are as many ways to make it in Mexico and the southwest as there are guacas.

    • J. G.

      My understanding is that the traditional Aztec recipe is simply ripe avocado and sea salt, mashed up together. Of course there are going to be variations.

      • Old Unc

        That’s the thing- mashing an avocado barely counts as a recipe, they cry out to be mashed, and presumably Aztecs had babies to feed. I remember a dish in Brazil made of avocado mashed with honey (pretty good, by the way), but is it guacamole? Really a matter of semantics.