Camille's Ultimate Guacamole

Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, chopped (including seeds if you like it super hot)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 1 large Mexican Haas avocado, halved and pitted
  • 2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 c diced tomato
  • 1 tablespoon queso fresco

  1. In a mortar and pestle, combine onion, jalapeno, cilantro and garlic. Using a paring knife, cut a crisscross pattern into the meat of the avocado, then use a big spoon to scoop the cubes into the mortar and pestle.
  2. Add lime juice and salt and mash everything together. I like to leave a rough consistency, but if you prefer a smoother texture, purée in a blender.
  3. Gently fold tomatoes into the guacamole. Sprinkle with queso fresco, and serve.