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January 27, 2013 (San Diego’s East County)--Celebrity chef George Duran (of Food Network and TLC Ultimate Cake Off fame) has shared  this tasty tip for our readers.  Of course everyone has their own opinion on what makes the “best guacamole,” but Duran’s recipe for Crunchy Herbed Guacamole stands out amongst the crowd for two very delicious reasons. What George’s version has is the magic crunch factor, stemming from a fresh medley of diced radishes and chives, taking texture to another level.  Also, his recipe is prepared authentically, as it would be in a traditional Latin household by means of a Granite Molcajete (he uses one from IMUSA), to mince and mix ingredients. Not only does this method make a mean Guac, but it makes for a rich, festive presentation for parties, small get-together’s, or family dinner night.

Get to Mixing and Mashing with:

George Duran and IMUSA’s Recipe for Crunchy Herbed Guacamole:


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, inside an IMUSA 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.

The Molcajete can be purchased at Target or Target.com:  http://www.target.com/p/imusa-granite-molcajete/-/A-12877001#?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink

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