Oaxacan Guacamole

Oaxacan Guacamole
Oaxacan Guacamole

Guacamole is a delicious blend of avocados and lime. Additionally, ingredients such as onion, chile flakes, cilantro and fresh jalapeno really give 'guac' a robust flavor. In the Oaxacan area of Mexico, guacamole can also be found with garlic and is commonly served as a topping for grilled meats, similar to chimichurri.

In my opinion, there isn't really a right or wrong way to make guacamole, the trick is finding avocados with just the right amount of ripeness. They should have a darkish skin, green skin is not yet ripe, and should have just a little give to them when gently squeezed. If they are green and hard, leave them out at room temperature for a few days to ripen. If they have a dark skin and are soft, use them right away and if they are mushy, well..... just toss them.

There is more than one way to remove the pit from an avocado and slice it up. We generally use the knife method, and you can see us perform it in the frame to the right. If you want an even safer method to remove the avocado's stone, try using a spoon instead!

 Print Recipe

  • 4 avocados, mashed
  • Juice from one lime
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Chipotle "Morita" Flakes
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  1. Process or mash avocado with lime juice and then stir in garlic, onions, Chipotle "Morita" Flakes, cilantro and jalapeno peppers.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled meat.