My family is Dominican, so guacamole is something I discovered later in life. But I will never forget the first time I saw it prepared tableside in a giant molcajete the size of a salad bowl. Our family of four must have devoured 8 avocados that night, and it has been a staple snack in our home ever since.
Getting everything ready ahead of time is the key to putting this together easily—chop/mince everything first before cutting the avocado so that it doesn’t brown.
Although guacamole is traditionally served with corn tortilla chips, our family loves the sweet/salty combo of guac with sweet potato chips or plantain chips, making our family’s guacamole a Dominican version after all.
Ready to make Lig’s guacamole—with Dominican-style plantain chips?
Ligia Mendez Goodwillie loves to experiment with Latino dishes, including beloved Dominican recipes from her abuela and namesake. She is on the Familia Kitchen Cabinet and one of our go-to cocineras to help us cook and shoot recipe contest entries.