Cinco de Mayo recipe: How to make guacamole at home


You can make all sorts of changes to the homemade guacamole recipe shown here, there are different versions depending on the area or even the family. 

If you wish, you can also add some extra ingredient to this basic recipe, such as tomato.

Ingredients for 4 people

3 ripe avocados

1/2 serrano pepper or, failing that, 1/2 green pepper

1 bunch of coriander

1 spring onion

lime juice

Optionally, 1 jalapeño or chili pepper, 1 tomato, a few drops of tabasco, 1 clove of garlic

To serve, a few corn chips or triangles

How to make guacamole at home

The most traditional way is to use a stone molcajete or mortar to crush the different ingredients with it to obtain a more or less irregular paste. As not everybody will have this instrument, you can use a classic mortar and a fork to do it at home.

Another possibility is to use a hand blender, but in that case, the texture is too uniform and creamy, being good for fillings or for spreading, but less pleasant to eat using the corn triangles, called totopos.

We start by finely chopping the spring onion and green pepper, as well as the bunch of coriander. Then, take the flesh out of the avocado, cut it into slices or squares, and mix it with the rest of the ingredients with the help of the mortar. Add a squirt of lime juice to the mixture while working.

Taste and rectify the salt and if you want, add the optional ingredients such as tomato or chili, mixing them in that case with the guacamole paste already finished with winding movements with a fork, so as not to vary the irregular texture of our sauce.

Preparation time: 20 minutes Difficulty: Easy


The homemade guacamole is served with some totopos or corn triangles, also called nachos that we will use as spoons and eat directly from the bowl where we present our sauce. If you are not going to serve it immediately, it is best to cover the guacamole with kitchen film that makes contact to avoid rusting.

By Mexicanist