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Guacamole with Papalo

Prep time
20 mins
Special Diets
Vegan | Vegetarian
Food Allergies
Dairy-free | Gluten-free | Wheat-free | Celiac | Corn-free | Egg-free | Soy-free

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Papalo is an herb which is a staple in Mexican cooking, and is often set out on the table at mealtime with bunches of parsley and cilantro. It has a unique, distinctive flavor that is similar to cilantro and goes well in dishes where you would use that herb - but be aware that a little goes a long way.


3 Tonion (finely minced)
1 jalapeno (or serrano chili, minced, optional)
1 1⁄2 Tlime juice
  pnsalt (coarse, to taste)
1 1⁄2 Tpapalo (finely chopped)
4 avocados (peeled, pitted, coarsely diced)
3⁄4 ctomato (diced)


Use a mortar and pestle to crush the onions, chili, salt, and lime juice into a creamy paste. Place the cubed avocados in a medium mixing bowl and transfer the onion and lime mixture to the avocados. Toss well and lightly mash with a fork. Gently fold in the tomatoes and papalo. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed, and serve.