Perfect Puebla Guacamole: A Dip with History

Discover the Rich Heritage and Vibrant Flavors of Traditional Mexican Guacamole

This Salsa de Guacamole recipe comes to us from Puebla, Mexico. It’s made by mashing ripe avocados with lime juicecilantro, and jalapeños for a quick, easy, and tasty dip that goes with just about everything.

Serve this dip with Tortilla Chips or on a Taco, Burrito, Chimichanga, Hotdogs, Hamburgers, or a million other dishes. It is a great all-around condiment for food and a great dip for parties or movie night.

Puebla, Mexico: The Heart of Guacamole

Puebla, a region rich in culinary history and tradition, is renowned for its vibrant flavors and authentic Mexican cuisine. This Salsa de Guacamole recipe hails from this spirited area, embodying the essence of local ingredients like ripe avocados, cilantro, and jalapeños. In Puebla, guacamole isn’t just a dip; it’s a celebration of heritage and flavor, often enjoyed during festive occasions and family gatherings. Explore this traditional recipe and bring a taste of Puebla to your table.

History of the Avocado

In Meso-America during the pre-Columbian era, people were living in temporary camps and eating avocados, chilies, mollusks, sharks, birds, and sea lions. The oldest discovery of an avocado pit comes from Coxcatlan Cave, dating from around 9,000 to 10,000 years ago.

The avocado tree also has a long history of cultivation in Central and South America, likely beginning as early as 5,000 BC. The earliest known written account of the avocado in Europe is that of Martín Fernández de Enciso in 1519 in his book, Suma De Geographia Que Trata De Todas Las Partidas Y Provincias Del Mundo (Summary Of Geographia Dealing With All The Departments And Provinces Of The World).

The Avocado Journey: From Seed to Dip

Growing an avocado tree at home is a rewarding endeavor, albeit one that requires patience and care. When cultivating avocados for edible fruit, it’s crucial to understand that not all avocado pits will yield fruit-bearing trees. In fact, only about one out of every few thousand seeds germinates into a tree that produces palatable fruit. For guaranteed fruit quality, it is essential to graft a cutting from a fruit-bearing tree onto your seedling. This cloning process ensures that the new tree inherits the fruit characteristics of its parent, providing delicious avocados perfect for your guacamole.

The avocado tree can be grown from the pit of an avocado fruit. This is done by removing the pit from ripe, unrefrigerated avocado. The pit is then stabbed with three or four toothpicks, about one-third of the way up from the flat end, and placed in a jar or vase containing water.

Home Grown Avocados
Home Grown Avocados

It should split in four to six weeks and yield roots and a sprout. If there is no change by this time, the avocado pit is discarded. Once the stem has grown a few inches, it is placed in a pot with soil. The tree should be watered every few days. Avocados have been known to grow large, so be ready to re-pot the plant several times.

How to Graft an Avocado Scion

To successfully graft a cutting from a mature, fruit-bearing avocado tree onto a seedling, you should follow these steps:

  1. Select the Right Seedling: The seedling used for grafting should be healthy and about pencil-thick in diameter. Typically, seedlings are ready for grafting when they are between 6 to 12 months old.
  2. Choose the Right Time: The best time for grafting avocado trees is in early spring. This period generally corresponds to late March through early April in most climates. The spring season is ideal because the rising temperatures and increasing daylight hours promote faster healing and growth of the graft.
  3. Prepare the Scion: The scion (the cutting from the fruit-bearing tree) should be about 4 to 6 inches long with several buds on it. It’s best to take this cutting just before you plan to graft, ensuring it’s fresh. The scion should be taken from new growth that is already beginning to harden (mature enough but still somewhat green).
  4. Grafting Method: One of the most common methods for grafting avocados is the cleft graft. Here’s how to do it:
    • Cut the top off the seedling, leaving a clean, straight stem.
    • Make a vertical cut about 1 to 2 inches deep down the center of the stem.
    • Take your scion and make a wedge-shaped cut at the bottom.
    • Insert the wedge of the scion into the slit of your seedling so that the cambium layers (just under the bark) of both the scion and the rootstock align on at least one side.
    • Secure the graft with grafting tape or parafilm to hold it tightly and protect it from moisture loss.
  5. Aftercare: Place the grafted plant in a partially shaded area where it is protected from direct sunlight and strong winds. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. The graft should begin to heal and grow within a few weeks, but the tape should remain until the graft is fully healed and stable, which can take several months.
  6. Monitor and Care: Continue to monitor the growth and health of the grafted tree. Remove any sprouts that appear below the graft to ensure all the tree’s energy is directed towards the growth of the grafted scion.

Successful grafting can significantly decrease the time it takes for a new avocado tree to begin producing fruit, and it ensures the quality of the fruit will be consistent with that of the parent tree.

How to Make Salsa de Guacamole Dip

Ingredients Needed to Make Salsa de Guacamole Dip

  • 3 avocados, peeled pitted, and mashed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, optional

Time needed: 10 minutes

How to Make Salsa de Guacamole Dip

  1. Mash

    In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt.

  2. Mix

    Mix in jalapeño, onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic, and cayenne pepper.

  3. Serve

    Refrigerate for 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately

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Freshly made guacamole in a ceramic bowl surrounded by ingredients

Salsa de Guacamole Dip

Recipe Author | Captain Cook
Whip up this effortlessly delicious Guacamole Dip with just seven fresh ingredients! Enjoy a creamy, vibrant, and subtly spicy guacamole that’s perfect for any gathering. Ready in minutes, this dip pairs wonderfully with crispy tortilla chips or as a zesty topping for your favorite dishes. Pass the chips and dive into this crowd-pleaser that's sure to delight your taste buds!

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people
Calories 221 kcal


For the Guacamole Dip


  • In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt.
    3 avocados, 1 lime, 1 tsp salt
  • Mix in jalapeño, onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic, and cayenne pepper.
    ½ cup yellow onion, 3 tbsp dried cilantro, 2 tomatoes, 1 tsp garlic, 1 pinch cayenne pepper, 1 jalapeño pepper
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately


Calories: 221kcal
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