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Classic Guacamole

Mexico-born chef Roberto Santibañez makes his chunky, creamy guacamole in the traditional manner: by first grinding the flavoring agents to a paste using a mortar and pestle, then gently mixing in chopped avocados. With light heat from serrano chile and acidity from a hit of lime juice, this classic dip is a surefire crowd-pleaser. Watch us make it in our step-by-step video.

What You Will Need

Classic Guacamole
Chunky, with light heat from serrano chile and brightened with a hit of lime juice, this creamy guac is made in the traditional manner.

Ingredients

14 cup chopped cilantro, divided
2 tbsp. finely chopped white onion
12 tsp. kosher salt
12 fresh serrano chile, stemmed and finely chopped
1 lb. avocados (about 2 small), halved and pitted
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
Tortilla chips, for serving

Instructions

Mash half the cilantro, the onion, salt, and serrano into a paste in a mortar and pestle. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado and roughly chop; add to mortar along with remaining cilantro and lime juice and lightly mash. Serve with tortilla chips.
Classic Guacamole

Mexico-born chef Roberto Santibañez makes his chunky, creamy guacamole in the traditional manner: by first grinding the flavoring agents to a paste using a mortar and pestle, then gently mixing in chopped avocados. With light heat from serrano chile and acidity from a hit of lime juice, this classic dip is a surefire crowd-pleaser. Watch us make it in our step-by-step video.

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