Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This recipe was originally submitted by Mean Chef (IHHDRO). I adopted it after he left the site. The text from my original review stated, "Excellent guacamole! I didn't have any serrano peppers on hand and subbed a some finely diced jalapenos. The flavor of this was so fresh and wonderful. I love avocados and this was guac at its best." I go through phases of craving guacamole and have tried other recipes, but always come back to this one.
- 1⁄2 medium white onion, very finely chopped
- 2 -3 serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and very finely chopped
- 1 large tomatoes, cored and very finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and very finely chopped
- 10 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped
- 3 medium avocados (preferable Haas)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 lime, juice of
- In a medium-size bowl, mix the finely chopped onion, tomato, chiles, garlic and cilantro.
- Close to the time you are going to serve, halve the avocados lengthwise by cutting from the stem to flower ends, around the pits.
- Twist the avocado halves in opposite directions to loosen the meat from the pits, then scoop out the pits.
- Scrape the avocado pulp from the skins and add it to the bowl.
- Using your hand, a fork or a spoon, roughly mash the avocado while mixing in the other ingredients, making a coarse, thick mass.
- Flavor with salt, then enough lime juice to add a little zing.
This is the Williams Sonoma guacamole recipe. I have been making it for ages...when I couldn't find serrano peppers one time, I used about 1/3 of a small can of chopped jalapenos (NOT PICKLED OR JARRED) and we actually liked it even better than the original version so that's how I make it now. I use a little more lime juice than called for as well and it gives it a nice kick. This is a must try recipe...just a great guacamole that appeals to everyone.
Made this guac this evening to go along with another recipe here on Food.com - my DH does not like avocado's or cilantro so he reluctantly tried this quac, I was totally shocked when he said he really liked it and wanted more to eat, which I gladly gave him. The only change I made was used jalapeno's in place of the serrano's as I wasn't sure how spicy serrano's are. I changed the amount of the recipe from 3 to 2 cups, but used two whole jalapeno's. Great guac and one I will make again & again. Thank you Ms. B for posting.