Guacamole from Costa Maya

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"This is a recipe I learned to make while away on a cruise with friends. One of our excursions was at a port in Mexico, Costa Maya, thus the name, lol. It was a salsa cooking class where we were given all the ingredients to make this and two other types of salsa then we had salsa dancing lessons, such fun. Anyhoots, one of the girls that I was on the excursion with made this last week and took this picture, I just had to add it to the recipe.recipe. Thx for the great photo Tammy!! I recommend wearing rubber gloves when slicing and seeding the Serrano chili because the heat stays on the skin even after washing your hands."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (84.3 g)
  • Calories 74.1
  • Total Fat - 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 5.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 1.4 g
  • Calcium - 13.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 20.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Place the onion in a small microwave safe bowl and add a bit of water, microwave on high until the onion has softened.

Step 2

Meanwhile slice the chili in half and remove and discard the stem and seeds; chop the chili pepper.

Step 3

Place the softened onion, chopped pepper, pinch of salt and cilantro in a mortar and crush with the pestle until you have a paste.

Step 4

Pour into a bowl; set aside.

Step 5

Mash the avocado with a fork and place in the bowl with the onion and chili paste; add remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.

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