Traditional Mexican Guacamole

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A lot of friends and family have asked me to share my guacamole recipe. Enjoy!

Guacamole tradicional by MamaLatinaTips.com

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Guacamole is an extremely popular Mexican dish or dip. Very versatile, nutritious, and delicious, it’s a must at every party or every day, and it’s super easy to make. My boys love it. They add it to their quesadillas, tacos, tostadas, and, of course, devour it with chips.

In Mexico, we think of it more as a side dish. In fact, I never dipped chips into guacamole until I moved to California. (It’s perfectly fine to do that, we just didn’t do it that way when I was growing up.) We were more likely to have it next to our carne asada and other meat entrees. We also would add a spoonful on top of our favorite antojitos, like quesadillas, tacos, sincronizadas (in Spanish), and tostadas.

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Here is the recipe.

Guacamole

Serves 6

Prep time: 5 minutes

Start to finish: 15 minutes

  • 1-2 Roma tomatoes, washed
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-2 serrano peppers*
  • Fresh cilantro to taste, washed
  • 3 medium avocados, washed
  • 1-2 key limes, washed
  • Salt to taste

Finely chop tomatoes, onion, serrano peppers and cilantro. Combine.

cilantro, onion, tomato and peppers - mamalatinatips.com

Peel and cut avocado.

In a bowl, combine tomato mixture with avocado, the juice of one lime, and salt. Taste it, you can add a little bit more lime juice, if necessary.

That’s it. I told you it was quick and easy.

If you are not eating it right away, I recommend covering it with plastic, making sure the plastic is touching every inch of the top surface. This way it will keep its vibrant green color.

*I usually chop the peppers and leave them on another plate. That way, I can just serve them to those who like spicy foods. If you don’t like spicy food, you can omit them. The flavor of the guacamole will change a little but it still will be great!

Buen Provecho!

Print recipe:

Guacamole tradicional by MamaLatinaTips.com

Guacamole

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Roma tomatoes washed
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-2 serrano peppers*
  • Fresh cilantro to taste washed
  • 3 medium avocados washed
  • 1-2 key limes washed
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Finely chop tomatoes, onion, serrano peppers and cilantro. Combine.
  • Peel and cut avocado.
  • In a bowl, combine tomato mixture with avocado, the juice of one lime, and salt. Taste it, you can add a little bit more lime juice if necessary.
Course: Side Dishes, Snacks & Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Silvia

Notes

* I usually chop the peppers and leave them on another plate, that way I can just serve them to those who like spicy foods. If you don't like spicy food, you can omit them, the flavor of the guacamole will change a little but it still will be great!
 
If you are not eating it right away, I recommend covering it with plastic, making sure the plastic is touching every inch of the top surface.  This way it will keep its vibrant green color.
 
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