What’s Cooking – Homemade Guacamole by Rachel Green

Pestle & Mortar Practical “Make your own Guacamole”
Pestle & Mortar Practical
“Make your own Guacamole”


  • 3 avocados , ripe but not bruised
  • Juice 1 large lime
  • Handful of coriander , leaves and stalks chopped, plus a few leaves, roughly chopped, to serve
  • 2 x garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 chilli , red or green, “hot or not so hot” deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Halve and stone the avocados (saving a stone) and use a spoon or avocado tool to scoop out the flesh into the Mortar and pulverise with the Pestle.
  2. Determine your level of heat and add appropriate chilli
  3. Place unpeeled garlic clove in Garlic press and add to the Mortar,
  4. Add finely chopped coriander
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Use the pestle to roughly mash everything together (continue mashing for a smoother finish)
  7. Scatter with rough cut coriander leaves.
  8. Adjust seasoning, lime juice and garlic to taste.
  9. Serve with crudités or tortilla chips and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
  10. The addition of fine cut onion and tomato add extra flavour and colour.