La Boca Loca guacamole

11:25 am on 29 October 2018
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Guacamole Casera (homemade guacamole)

You’d be hard pressed to find a Mexican dish more beloved than this one. Even if you’ve never been in a Mexican restaurant, the odds are very good that you’ve dipped a corn chip into a bowl of this gorgeous green goodness. For best results, use freshly squeezed lime juice and the best avocados you can find.


  • ¼ brown or red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp minced jalapeño or serrano chilli (optional)
  • 2 large avocados
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • salt and ground black pepper


Using a mortar and pestle, mash together the chopped onion, 1 tablespoon coriander and ½ tablespoon chillies (if using) to make a rough paste. Transfer to a medium bowl.

Cut avocados in half lengthwise and remove stones. Use a spoon to scoop flesh into the bowl with the onion paste. Gently mash and mix with a fork until chunky-smooth.

Fold remaining coriander and chilli into the mixture, tasting along the way to check the heat.

Fold in lime juice, add salt and pepper to taste, and serve with a basket of totopos (corn chips) or slices of cucumber.


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