Guacamole Recipe

Total Time:  10 minutes
Yield:  2 cups


  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh serrano peppers, including seeds
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 ripe Mexican Hass avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  • Mash half the cilantro, onion, serrano, salt, and garlic into a coarse paste with a pestle in a molcajete or mortar. You can also mince and mash the ingredients together on a cutting board with a large knife and transfer the paste to a bowl.
  • Scoop avocado flesh into the mortar. Add tomato, lime juice, and remaining cilantro; lightly mash the avocado with a fork until evenly combined with the other ingredients, but still chunky.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.