Recipe: Guacamole

Recipe: Guacamole
You can't go wrong with this easy-to-make, game-day classic.Recipe: Guacamole (Eric Boyd / Los Angeles Times)

Total time:

10 minutes



Makes 2 cups


Molcajetes, lava stone mortar and pestles, are widely available at Latino markets and selected cookware stores.

2 heaping tablespoons finely chopped white onion

3 serrano chiles, seeded and finely chopped

4 heaping tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro plus cilantro leaves with little stems for garnish

3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

3 large avocados or 4 small avocados

4 ounces ripe tomatoes, finely chopped (about 2/3 cup)

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

1. In a molcajete

, grind together the onions, chiles, chopped cilantro and salt to a paste.

2. Cut the avocados


into halves, remove the pits and spoon the flesh into the molcajete. Mash the avocado into the onion-chile mixture until it is a uniform texture, but not smooth (it should still have some lumps).

3. Stir in the tomatoes

and lime juice, adjust the seasoning and top with the cilantro leaves.

Each tablespoon

: 36 calories; 0 protein; 2 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 3 grams fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 57 mg. sodium.