Gallery: How to Make Guacamole, With Chef Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos

The ingredients
The ingredients

cilantro, white onion, Jalapeno and Serrano peppers, kosher salt, Haas avocados, plum tomato, and limes.

Bowl
Bowl

Dos Caminos uses a lava stone Molcajete to prepare their guacamole but any medium-sized bowl will suffice.

Chilies
Chilies

Minced Jalapeno and Serrano are used to add heat.

Step one
Step one

1 tablespoon of cilantro, 1 teaspoon each of onion and minced chili and 1/2 teaspoon of salt are added to the bowl.

Mash together
Mash together

If you don't have a pestle you can use the back of a spoon.

The paste
The paste

The resulting paste is redolent with the flavors of cilantro and onion, the vigorous mashing releasing oils from the chilies.

Scoring
Scoring

Two avocados are halved and their seeds removed. A grid pattern is scored in to each half.

Add avocado
Add avocado

The avocado cubes are gently folded into the paste.

Next step
Next step

The remaining cilantro and onions are added. To increase the heat add an additional teaspoon or two of the chilies.

Lime
Lime

Fresh lime juice is squeezed over the mix.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes

Chopped plum tomatoes are added.

Final fold
Final fold

The ingredients are gently folded once more.

Viva Guacamole!
Viva Guacamole!
Serve with warm chips...
Serve with warm chips...
... and salsa!
... and salsa!
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