My friend, Laura, sent me a house warming gift of a granite molcajete. Last year, she visited me and we went to a restaurant called Oba! where they make table side guacamole using a molcajete. It was fun to watch as the waiter threw in lots of delicious ingredients and ground them into a creamy, delicious guacamole for us to devour. I thought I’d try my hand at making my guacamole in my very own molcajete. I like to keep my guacamole simple so I can savor the rich taste of avocado. Three simple ingredients: avocados, garlic, salt. Add the chips and enjoy!
First steps: cure the molcajete by grinding uncooked rice
Lots of hard work and muscle to grind it into dust, followed by a rinse in hot water
Next up: rock salt
Adding the rock salt
Ground into a fine salty dust followed by a rinse in hot water
Ripened avocados ready for smashing
The scooped-out insides of the avocados
Adding the salt and garlic
Smashed into creamy goodness
Add some chips and dig in!