Spicy Jalapeño Guacamole made with Mortar and Pestle

Spicy Jalapeño Guacamole made with Mortar and Pestle

Guacamole is widely recognized as one of the most iconic Mexican recipes and can be traced back hundreds of years. Beloved across the globe, it finds its home on many tables and takes many shapes and forms. With smashed avocados as the base and oftentimes mixed with tomatoes, lime, coriander and salt; it is the perfect accompaniment for tacos, quesadillas, and the humble corn chip. 

My name is Breda Fenn. I’m a recipe developer and food creative from Sydney. I adore food from around the world and I’m passionate about bringing flavors from around the globe into my home for my family to enjoy. 

Australians love tacos and often devote at least one day a week on the family dinner plan to this meal. We are learning a bit more about traditional Mexican food, but we are very used to making tacos here with a packet mix. Guacamole seems to be one thing that home cooks are finding more confidence in making from scratch when avocados are in season and plentiful. 

In my family, we love a good hit of spice, so this recipe includes jalapeños.

You can make guacamole with a food processor or by chopping and mixing by hand, but I find that using a mortar and pestle allows me to develop the flavor slowly and create the texture I like with a greater degree of control. You can also use the mortar as a serving dish for the guacamole. This looks great and saves you doing extra dishes!


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