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guacamole with corn tortilla chips

Easy authentic guacamole recipe

Learn how to make an authentic, easy guacamole recipe with a few simple tricks and a tool to make it irresistible that you can't get enough of.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, easy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Farwin

Equipment

  • mortar and pestle

Ingredients

  • 3 medium avocados or 2 large ones halved and pitted
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 to 3 tsp lime juice

Instructions

  • Add chopped onion and jalapeno to mortar and mash. Add salt and mash until a bit of water is released.
  • Add the pitted avocados and mash it using the pestle. Combine everything. Add the cilantro and mix it in. You can leave it chunky or mash until it is creamy.
  • Start with 2 tsp of lime. Use a spoon to mix it in. Add more if you need to. Check salt and add more if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Alternatively, crush the onion and jalapeno using a fork on a cutting board. Transfer to a bowl. Add salt. Mash in the avocados. Add cilantro and lime juice. Mash everything together using the fork.
  • Serve with corn chips.

Notes

Storing tips:
  • Store in an airtight container. Pour some lime juice on top and spread it. Cover with a cling film. Cover with the lid and refrigerate. 
  • Or add a thin layer of neutral flavored oil on top and cover with the lid.
  • Will last for about 2 days in the refrigerator.
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