Crunchy Herbed Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole lava rock molcajete

Using a traditional molcajeta makes the best guacamole.

Everyone has their own opinion about what makes the “best guacamole,” but celebrity chef George Duran of Food Network and TLC Ultimate Cake Off fame, insists his will make your best list.

Chef George’s recipe for Crunchy Herbed Guacamole stands out for its crunch factor from a fresh medley of diced radishes and chives. He also prepares his guacamole authentically like in a traditional Latin household, mincing and mixing ingredients in a Granite Molcajete (pronounced mol-ca-het-tay), a  lava rock bowl with a pestle).

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Chef George Duran says using a traditional lava rock molcajete gives guacamole a smooth yet chunky texture.

Next time you’re in Mexico, consider picking up a molcajete in one of the many markets. Or, seek one out at home in a Hispanic grocery store. You can also buy an IMUSA Molcajete at stores like Target. :


Recipe courtesy Chef George Duran

2 Ripened avocados, halved and pitted

3 Small red radishes, diced

¼ Cup finely chopped cilantro

¼ Cup snipped fresh chives

Kosher salt or table salt, to taste

Juice of ½ lime

Bottled Chipotle Hot Pepper Sauce (optional)


Scoop avocado flesh (for best results, use a Molcajete) and add the cilantro, chopped chives, lime juice, and chipotle hot pepper sauce. Gently mash with until the desired consistency is reached. Fold in diced radishes and season with salt to taste.

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Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at

4 thoughts on “Crunchy Herbed Guacamole Recipe

  1. Marilyn

    Sounds great — I’ll be trying it too, though without the molcajete. Maybe I’ll have to get one.

    1. Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT EditorBobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor Post author

      Hi Marilyn,
      Well, you could always justify a trip to Mexioco to purchase an authentic lava rock molcajete. We’re going to be trying out and possibly reviewing IMUSA’s granite molcajete. If we love it, we’ll put up a review. Keep watching. Thanks. Bobbie, RFT Editor

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