Fresh from the Molacjete: Arran’s Guacamole

Jo CooperFood As Medicine0 Comments

By Jo Cooper

Searching for something so easy to make, so healthy, and so delicious you can’t believe it’s not under lock and key?

Here you go:  Arran’s guacamole.  In 5 minutes, you can have it on the table.  He wanted me to make a video to show you how quick it is, but I’m not that adept– yet.  Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, here is a quick slide show to prove the point and entice you.  Chop, chop, and you’re done.

He makes it in a molacajete, a large  mortar and pestle dating back several thousand years to Mesoamerica.  Its rough stone surface makes smooshing up the avocados a snap, and it makes a truly beautiful serving container, too.

2 ripe avocados
1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Sea salt & cumin, to taste
Optional: finely diced tomato, chopped cilantro

¡ A su salud !


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  • Alex

    Looks delicious – perfect for these warm summer days. I can’t wait to try it!

  • patti brown

    I absolutely love the simplicity of this recipe, can’t wait to try it! You may want to check out the watermelon redux and oats and fig recipes on Happyolks.com , more great recipes from young inspiring, health minded cooks making a difference!

    • Wonderful, Patti! I love what Kelsey & Shaun are doing on Happyolks.com– just added it as a link. Yum!

  • It is so simple and easy to make.

    I have never tasted guacamole (is this the name of this paste/spread/sauce?) before but I am sure it is delicious – creamy (avocados) and refreshing (lemon juice). I think I Google about guacamole because I would want to know more about it.

    • Yes! “Guacamole” (pronounced gwak-a-mo-lee) is the name of the spread or dip, Eelynn. It’s one of Mexico’s many culinary gifts to the world. You might enjoy reading more about guacamole on wikipedia. org. Like you, I am attracted to food that is delicious, easy to prepare and refreshing!

      • Thanks for the link.
        I made Guacamole last week. It is delicious. I love it. Yum!