Mexico City Style Guacamole

Mexico City Style Guacamole

Mexico City Style Guacamole


Ever wanted to make that great taco shop guacamole? Not the smashed avocado the most people call guacamole, but the guacamole made in Mexico. 

This is a recipe I was taught when I lived in Mexico City. Notice, only a slice of onion and a clove of garlic. That's it.

Like all salsa, it's good fresh, and even better the next day!

Tomatillos turning dull green
Tomatillos turning dull green
Chopping Chiles
Chopping Chiles



12 Servings
Preparation time
10 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
25 minutes

Peel tomatillos and boil until they turn dull green.

Put onion, garlic, chiles, and cilantro in blender and chop fine.

Add tomatillos and blend until liquid. Stop here if you want to just have salsa verde :)

Add avocado and blend until smooth.

Add water to make a little thinner. It will thicken as it cools. Usually 1/4 - 1/2 cup of the boiling water is good.

Let cool and enjoy!


If it gets to thick as it cools, just add more water and stir.