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Classic Homemade Guacamole Recipe

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By Luz Calvo And Catriona Rueda Esquibel | Sep 8, 2016

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Made of just avocados, onion, chile, and select spices, this guac is a simple dish and an instant hit.
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“Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing” by Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel.
  • 2 cups (500 mL)



  • 1 fresh serrano chile, stems and seeds removed and minced
  • 1/4 white onion, minced
  • 4 ripe avocados, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper


  • Using a molcajete or a small salad bowl and fork, mash chile and onion to break down slightly. Add cubes of avocado and smash, leaving some chunks.
  • Gently stir in remainder of ingredients.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.

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