Chef Aarón Sánchez of Cooking Channel’s Taco Trip doesn’t play around when it comes to guacamole. His procedure is detailed and specific, and he shared his five key tips with us. Follow them to achieve a dip with better texture, superior flavor and just the right amounts of onion and chile in every bite.
1. Mash the avocado with salt. “The salt sucks the moisture out of the avocado and makes it easier to mash,” Sánchez says. The result is a more emulsified final product.
2. Microplane the onion. “There’s nothing more disappointing than eating one bite of guacamole with a big chunk of onion and then another bite with no onion,” he says. Instead of chopping his onion, Sánchez microplanes it. That way, the onion flavor gets distributed evenly.