How to Make My Perfect Guacamole

by Black Pepper

Guacamole is now one of the most popular mexican food items outside of Mexico. An avocado salsa often used as a dip it can be made in many different ways but try this recipe you won't be disappointed.


  • 2 Avocados
  • ½ Onion
  • 2 Jalapeno or Serrano chilli
  • 1 Bunch Coriander (cilantro)
  • ½ Lime
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    As I always say recipes are only guides (unless you are baking) so play around with ingredients and quantities but keep in mind this are your basic ingredients for Guacamole.

    Step 2

    As you all know very well quality ingredients are essential to any recipe and when you are only using a handful of ingredients this is even more important.

    Step 3

    Chop the onion, chillies and coriander and grind in a mortar & pestle with salt. This step is critical, of course you can only chop them but you would have missed the whole point of this recipe.

    Step 4

    Don't blend the ingredients, if you don't have a pestle & mortar or just don't feel like using it then use the food processor or just finely chop them but the secret here is to grind them, believe me!

    Step 5

    Once you have your chunky paste ready add top quality and ripe avocados and mash together. NOTE: Save one of the avocado stones.

    Step 6

    Check for salt and add lime juice. The lime will help enhance and round the flavors and also prevent the avocados from going brown.

    Step 7

    Tip: Noticed the avocado stone? It helps prevent the avocado from browning. In Mexico you will constantly see this. Not sure how effective it is but is kind of traditional and I like the look.

    Step 8

    Enjoy with corn chips as a dip or with your favorite Mexican food.