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Knock-out Guacamole

Knock-Out Guacamole

Lisa Kamolnick / Food Passages
It’s a dip. It’s a spread. It’s a condiment…. It’s delicious. I’ve spent my whole life eating guacamole, and this people-pleasing recipe is a knock-out. Best of all, even beginners can manage it.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 cups


  • blender or molcajete


  • ½ onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ Serrano pepper
  • 1 sweet basil leaf substitute ¼ tsp dried sweet basil
  • 2 tsp fresh cilantro substitute 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 2 avocados


  • Mash ingredients in molcajete or blender. In molcajete, work ingredients from dry to wet. Follow blender instruction for ingredient order. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
    Knock-out Guacamole


Serving Suggestions
Serve with tortilla chips. Use as a spread for crackers or bagels or as a dip for vegetable spears or triangles. Serve as a side or topping with Mexican cuisine. Top omelets and salads. Spread it on a soft taco or sandwich with a pork, chicken or seafood item.
Blender takes much less time than molcajete.
To keep guacamole from browning, place a plastic cover in an airtight environment. Air turns it brown, and removing air from its surface protects it.
Keyword avocado, guacamole