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Guacamole en Molcajete

Make authentic and traditional guacamole and serve with tortilla chips.
Prep Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings: 6
Calories: 223kcal


  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper minced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  • In a molcajete, use the tejolote (lava-stone pestle) to grind the garlic, onion, jalapeño, and salt until all the ingredients are well ground.
  • Dice the avocados and gently fold into the garlic-onion- chile paste, keeping the avocados fairly intact.
  • Add tomatoes and squeeze the lime juice over the avocado and gently stir until the mixture is chunky.
  • Taste and add salt, if necessary. Serve immediately, directly from the molcajete, with tortilla chips.


For a healthier version, serve with cut up veggies or baked tostadas instead of fried tortilla chips. 


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg