Recipe: Kid-Friendly Molcajete Guacamole

Hello. I am including a spicy-less, kid-friendly Guacamole made in the Molcajete–Mexican for Mortar. To be honest, this can be made in a bowl while using a cup to smash the ingredients. Yes, I’ve done that for years, but the molcajete (mortar), made with volcanic rock, assists in extracting all the juices from things like garlic and onion. I grew up with one in my household, being Mexican-American, and is actually an important tool for Mexicans that like salsa. I decided to buy one as I have been eyeing my mom’s, but she refuses to part with it as she’s had it for 30 years.

Here is my kid-friendly recipe:

Step 1: 

Add 1/2 Teaspoon of salt onto your bare molcajete.

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After salting your molcajete, add 1/3 cup of onion.

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Use your tejolote (pestle) to squeeze out all the juices from the onion.

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Add your avocado and begin pressing down with your tejolote (pestle). I used only 1 avocado. The easiest way, for me, is cutting it (the avocado) in half, around the bone, and scooping it out with a spoon.

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Squeeze half a lime or lemon.

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In this step, you can add cilantro. I added a tiny bit as my four year old isn’t always fond of it. It depends on the day. If you do add cilantro, press down on your guacamole to let some of the juices work its way through, but not to the point where everything is massacred.


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