Mortar & Pestle Guacamole

The Mortar and Pestle have been used throughout ancient times to prepare, crush, grind food and seasonings, create pastes, and so much more. If you have never made or eaten guacamole in one of these you’re really in for a treat. The process of breaking down the ingredients in this tool releases natural oils and flavor that wouldn’t other wise be found from just chopping and mixing. Here is my simple recipe for Guacamole, but when made in a Mortar & Pestle the flavors taste anything but simple!

You Will Need:

  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • About 1-2 tbsp. of Red Onion – You can add or subtract to your liking
  • About 1/4 Cup of Cilantro – You can add or subtract to your liking
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 3 Ripe Avocados
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Fresh Jalapeno (not needed, but you can add for more heat)


  1. Begin by finely chopping garlic, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno
  2. Using the Pestle first smash the garlic into a paste. Then add the red onion, cilantro and jalapeno, add a pinch of salt and smash a little but don’t create a paste. Crush just enough to release oils.
  3. Slice the avocados down and place them in the mortar.
  4. Squeeze lime juice over top, and smash the mixture together until you achieve a consistency you’re happy with. I personally enjoy a smoother texture with some avocado chunks.
  5. Taste Test! Not spicy enough? add more jalapeno. A little bland? add more salt. I find that every batch needs a little tweaking, but this is the beauty of fresh produce.

Avocados are full of healthy fats, omega-3, and potassium. They improve eye sight, skin, and even your teeth! Try finding new ways to incorporate this fruit into your meals for a creamy and healthy addition.

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