The Game-Changing Hack for the Best Guacamole Ever

Guacamole with tostadas, served in Masienda molcajete
When it comes to guacamole recipes, they don’t tend to differ too much, one from the other. Chop and assemble your avocados, onion, chile, cilantro, lime, salt and mash. But a molcajete changes all of that — and certainly for the better. Instead of simply dicing your ingredients, you begin by creating a coarse paste of the salt, onion, cilantro and chile (serrano, jalapeño — your choice). Grinding the ingredients helps release fragrant oils, unlock flavor and improve texture, all in one fell swoop. After mixing in your ripe avocados and seasoning with salt and lime, you’ll be left with a guacamole that’s nothing short of pitch perfect. Feel free to adjust to your own liking—throw some diced onions and/or tomatoes in for extra texture, reduce the heat level by removing the seeds from your chile (or increase it by adding more)—until you reach the guacamole that feels right to you.
Molcajete with fresh guacamole

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