Simple Guacamole

Guacamole Sencillo
Recipe from Season 3, Mexico—One Plate at a Time
Servings: 8to 12 as a snack


  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Fresh hot green chiles to taste I’d choose 2 serranos), stems removed
  • 3avocados, preferably the black-skinned Hass
  • A couple oftablespoonsFresh Mexican herbs (such as cilantro, pipisa or papalo)
  • 1small white onion (fresh knob onion—green tops still on—is best), finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 2tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Alittlecrumbled Mexican fresh cheese (queso fresco) for garnish
  • A sliced radish or two for garnish


Finely chop the garlic and green chiles, and scoop them into a bowl.

One at a time, run a knife down through each avocado, starting at the top, until you reach the pit; continue cutting around the pit until you reach the point you started.

Twist the two halves of the avocado apart. Remove the pit and discard. Scoop the flesh into the bowl with the chiles. Mash coarsely with the back of a spoon or an old-fashioned potato masher.

Add the herbs and onion, stir to combine, then taste. Season with salt (usually about a teaspoon) and lime juice. Scoop into a serving dish and garnish with cheese and radishes.


  1. I can’t find Rick Bayless Frontera Spicy Guac Mix ANYWHERE in SW Michigan! It has been out of stock, as well as many other Frontera pouches for more than a month – the shelves are bare, and the grocery store is filling up with other brands. We used to go through at least 2 pouches a week. My guests would rave how good it was, and I shared what brand I used. But not anymore, and most likely won’t go back since we’ve found a comparable reliable alternative.

    Doug Schroeder
    6820 Bentley Drive
    Kalamazoo, MI 49009

    1. Hi Doug,

      We’re sorry your having trouble finding it. The good news? Our sales director says the local Target store should carry the Frontera products. If they don’t, you can ask the store’s produce managers to supply (or re-supply) it.

      Please let us know if you’re able to find it.

      Casey C.

  2. I use Frontera Guac mix, using 3-4 avocados ( Hass ) fine it very soupy, how many should I use
    Thank You

  3. Hannaford and price chopper grocery stores are telling me that the frontera guacamole mix in the 4.5 oz pouch has been discontinued. Is this true? I am in upstate NY, we love the product and are truly disappointed that we can’t get it anymore.

    1. Update! You have lots of options in the great city of Denver:

      Whole Foods
      Natural Grocers
      King Sooper
      SuperTarget stores

      Hope that helps!

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