Fresh from the Molacjete: Arran’s Guacamole

Fresh from the Molacjete: Arran’s Guacamole

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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Jo Cooper

Jo Cooper, Online Communications Editor, is the editor of the Centering blog. She posts on and tweets @MindBodyMed and about marketing, design and photography on @JoCooperStudio. Questions about the blog? Contact her at

7 Replies to “Fresh from the Molacjete: Arran’s Guacamole”

  1. 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 , more great recipes from young inspiring, health minded cooks making a difference!
  2. 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.
    1. 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!

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