It took me a while to get with the guacamole craze, but now I’m on totally on board and avocados are a regular in the kitchen. I decided to try my hand at making my own guacamole and having the mortar and pestle was an even greater motivation to just get up and make some guac! Whenever I cook, there’s always a little spicy kick to it because, to me, I find some things bland if my tongue isn’t tingling. Because the food I make is almost always going to be spicy, whenever I go out to eat I expect everything to taste how I would make it: SPICY! So the problem that I have with most guacamole that you get in restaurants or stores is that I’m left hanging in the spicy department. So for today, I made a classic guac with a picante twist!
- 2 ripened avocados
- 1/4 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 lime squeezed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- Peel the avocados and slice into fourths. You should end up with eight pieces.
- Add in the onions, olive oil, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. Squeeze lime half.
- Mash the avocados in the mortar and pestle until everything melds together in a thick and creamy mixture.
Whenever I make guacamole, my goal isn’t to get a perfectly smooth mixture; I still like to have little chunks of avocado.
I find that using the mortar and pestle makes for a creamier guacamole, but if you don’t have one, I would still suggest that you ditch blenders, food processors, or any other electric tool. You can simply use a large bowl and a fork or potato masher to get the same results.
This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of guacamole. A serving is a little over 1/3 cup for only 150 calories.
When I eat my guac with chips, I’m the type of person that pushes the amount of guac a chip can hold (i.e. I load up on guacamole). However, if you only like a little bit of guacamole or you plan to put it on a sandwich or something else, you can get by with a 1/4 cup of guacamole for only 100 calories.
I hope you enjoy!
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