Jose Garces’ Guacamole

Yield: 2 servings
Calories: 250
Theme: Snack

Iron Chef winner Jose Garces is an expert on authentic Latin cuisine. According to Chef Garces, the biggest guac mistake people make is using avocados that are too hard; using ripe avocados will result in soft, creamy guacamole. Chef Garces' other guacamole tip: If you're not going to eat it right away, stick the avocado pit back in the guac and cover the dish with plastic wrap until ready to serve.  


  • 1 1/2 avocados
  • 2 tbsp Spanish onions
  • 1 tbsp roasted jalapenos
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • salt, to taste


1. Mash and mix ingredients in a molcajete (stone mortar and pestle). 


2. Serve immediately on top of seafood or with corn tortilla chips.

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