Rosa Mexicano's Signature Guacamole

Dip into this signature guacamole from Rosa Mexicano loaded with jalapenos, tomatoes, and cilantro.


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If you were new to Taste As You Go and stumbled upon the blog within the past few months, what would you have found? Posts about meal planning... the occasional recipe or round-up of recipes... and, of course, some posts about parenting. You would have to go back years to find a restaurant review or a post about dining out.

But back when I first started blogging, I shared restaurant reviews all the time. Dining out with friends was one of the ways I explored New York. I loved having so many different options... and the wide variety of restaurants to choose from is one of the things I miss the most about living in the city.

One of my favorite restaurants was Rosa Mexicano. They have several locations in Manhattan, but I always wound up at the one across from Lincoln Center. I guess the Lincoln Square neighborhood had a strong pull on my inner musician.

No matter the occasion for eating at Rosa Mexicano, one thing was for sure. We were ordering guacamole for the table.

Now, on a normal day, I wouldn't put tomatoes in my guacamole... But there's something special about Rosa Mexicano's signature guacamole that makes tomatoes acceptable. And I have no doubt that their guacamole was the reason Stephen and I added a molcajete to our wedding registry.

Have you eaten at Rosa Mexicano before? If so, have you tried their guacamole? Are you a fan? With this super simple recipe, you can make their signature guacamole in your own home.

Signature Rosa Mexicano Guacamole | Taste As You Go

To get things started, you'll want to gather your paste ingredients and put them in your molcajete. If you don't own a molcajete, no worries! You can make this guacamole with a bowl and a wooden spoon.

Signature Rosa Mexicano Guacamole | Taste As You Go

Isn't that beautiful?

Hass Avocados | Taste As You Go

Hass Avocados | Taste As You Go

Next up? Your avocado. Mix it up with the paste you just created, being careful not to mash the avocados completely.

Fresh Cilantro | Taste As You Go

Diced Tomatoes | Taste As You Go

Fold in some chopped cilantro and diced tomatoes that have been seeded. You don't want to add any additional liquid to the guacamole so discard the tomato juice, too.

Diced Jalapeno Peppers | Taste As You Go

Now here's where you can tailor the guacamole to suit your personal preferences. Add some seeded and finely chopped jalapeno peppers and salt to taste.

Signature Guacamole from Rosa Mexicano | Taste As You Go

Gently mix everything together and that's it! Serve your guacamole with tortilla chips or as an accompaniment to tacos.

Signature Guacamole from Rosa Mexicano | Taste As You Go

If you're going to make this for a party, then I recommend having everything but the avocado prepped and ready to go in batches. That way you're able to pull together the ingredients quickly when it comes time to make more.


Rosa Mexicano's Signature Guacamole
Recipe by Taste As You Go // adapted from Rosa Mexicano | Printable Recipe

Dip into this signature guacamole from Rosa Mexicano loaded with jalapenos, tomatoes, and cilantro.

Prep Time: under 30 minutes
Total Time: under 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

For the paste:
  • 3 tablespoons onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

For the guacamole:
  • 3 ripe Hass avocados, diced
  • 9 tablespoons onions, chopped
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 tablespoons chopped tomato, discard juice and seeds
  • 1 tablespoon seeded, finely chopped jalapeno pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Using a molcajete, thoroughly mash the paste ingredients, using the salt as an abrasive. If you don't have a molcajete, then put the paste ingredients in a bowl and use the back of a wooden spoon to create the paste.
  2. Add the avocado to the molcajete or bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined. When mixing, be careful not to mash the avocados completely, as this guacamole is meant to be on the chunkier side.
  3. Carefully fold in the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Add the jalapeno peppers and salt to taste.
  5. Serve fresh.

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