RECIPE Dos Caminos Traditional Guacamole

recipe Dos Caminos traditional guacamole photo by Erika Brechtel

Not that anyone needed an excuse for a little guac, but I’d say summer gatherings, Labor Day BBQs and the start of football season are three fantastic reasons. And here’s one of the best (and easiest) guacamole recipes I’ve tried, from a NYC standby:


Makes 4 servings

2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons finely chopped white onion
2 teaspoons minced jalapeño or Serrano chilies, seeds and membranes removed, if desired
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
2  large ripe avocados, preferably California Haas, peeled and seeded
2 tablespoons cored, seeded, and finely chopped plum tomatoes (1 small tomato)
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice (*I like a lot of lime; I use juice from a 1/2 lime, plus lime zest)

In a medium size bowl, use the back of a spoon to mash 1 tablespoon of the cilantro, 1 teaspoon onion, 1 teaspoon of minced chile, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together against the bottom of the bowl.

Add the avocados and gently mash them with a fork until chunky-smooth. Fold the remaining cilantro, onion, and chile into the mixture. Stir in tomatoes and lime juice,  taste to adjust the seasonings, and serve with a basket of warm corn tortilla chips.

¡Buen apetito!


Recipe via Dos Caminos; photo by Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

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Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

1 Comment
  1. Love Dos Caminos! Good memories there – happy hours and Soho shopping breaks. I’m going to try this out for sure!