Guacamole is one of the most delicious uses of avocado, and a typical dish of Mexican cuisine. It is so good that it has caught on abroad, becoming the undisputed star of many Latin American-themed dinners. We want to teach you how to make this at home, to serve with tacos or with Mexican tortillas. It is excellent as an accompaniment both meat and fish dishes, and will undoubtedly become a regular part of your buffet meals with friends.


  • avocado An avocado
  • onions A little segment of white onion
  • lime A lime or lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • chilli A spicy red chilli
  • coriander A bunch of coriander
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cherry tomatoes Some cherry tomatoes
  • paprika The tip of a teaspoon
15 minutes Total time
Serves 2 persons
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Peel the avocado and mash into a pulp with a mortar. Separately, very finely chop the tomatoes, onion, fresh coriander (you can substitute parsley) and chilli. Add everything to the avocado and pound again. Add the lime zest (you can substitute lemon) with its juice and the paprika. Season with salt and pepper. Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Let the avocados ripen before preparing the guacamole. It must be mature enough to fall apart without any effort. If you do not have a lime you can use a lemon, and instead of fresh coriander you can use a few leaves of parsley.
The original recipe for Mexican guacamole has undergone several changes over time and added several ingredients to arrive at the one we present here. However, bear in mind that the original guacamole required only ripe avocado, lime juice and salt. So don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients at home!

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