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Oaxacan Guacamole

In Oaxaca, guacamole is more often a sauce than a dip. It's perfect for spooning over grilled meats of all kinds.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 to 3 serrano or jalapeno chiles, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (or more, to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)


  1. Peel, pit and coarsely chop the avocados.
  2. Combine the onion, garlic and chiles in a blender or food processor and process until finely chopped.
  3. Add the avocados and process into a puree.
  4. Add lime juice, cilantro and salt and process just to blend.
  5. Taste for seasoning, adding lime juice or salt as needed.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings


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