Just Like Rosa Mexicano Guacamole

[ 0 ] October 6, 2009 |


1 tbsp. finely chopped white onion

1 tbsp. fresh cilantro (chopped)

 2 tsp. finely chopped jalapeno

1 tsp. salt


1 medium ripe avocado

2 1/2 tbsp. plum tomatoes (diced)

1 tbsp. fresh cilantro (chopped)

1 tbsp. finely chopped white onion

Salt (to taste)

1 1/2 – 2 tsp. fresh lime juice (*This should be added and definitely added if you do not plan to serve immediately, Thanks Restaurant Refugee for the heads up!)

For the paste: Grind the onion, cilantro, jalapeno and salt together and mash until all ingredients become a paste. Set aside.

For the guacamole: Cut and take out the pit of the avocado. Scoop out the inside of the avocado being careful not to mash the avocado. Cut the avocado into large squares and gently fold in the paste. Add in the tomato, cilantro, onion and fold in gently being careful to keep the avocado in large pieces. Add in salt if necessary. Serve.

*Johnna’s tip: This is it. This is the guacamole that we had been looking for. A year ago, you could not have paid us to put our lips to anything with avocado. That was until we came across the guacamole @ Rosa Mexicano…delicious. We couldn’t stop eating it once we started and were disturbed to find that this is the only place that makes it like this (*Trust us, we searched high and low). We, however, feel that anything that can be made in a restaurant can be made at home and hence, our hunt began for Rosa Mexicano guacamole recipes. We think we’ve found it and thoroughly enjoyed this treat last night. Pair with your favorite tortilla chips or use as a topping for fish tacos. Enjoy! 

Category: appetizers, dips, finger-foods, vegetarian

About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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