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Super Easy Guacamole

I am very particular about my guacamole. I don't like tomatoes mixed in and I like to keep it simple so the focus is on the creamy, luscious avocado. I add lime juice for the zing, a Serrano (or two) for a little heat, onion for texture and cilantro to round out the flavors and freshen it up. Ole!

Ingredients

  • 2 large or 4 small ripe avocados
  • 1/4 onion diced (yellow, white or red)
  • 1-2 serrano peppers stem removed and finely diced (chile peppers do vary greatly in spiciness, so start with 1 and then add more as needed)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro reserving a bit for garnish
  • 1 lime juiced, or more to taste
  • 1/2¬† teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • A few grinds of fresh black pepper
  • A few splashes of green Tabasco optional

Instructions

  1. Cut avocados in half and remove the seed. In a mixing bowl, molcajete or serving bowl, scoop the avocados into the bowl and mash with a potato masher or large fork until mushy but still a little chunky.
  2. Add the chopped onion, serrano pepper(s) and cilantro and stir to combine. Add the juice of 1 lime, salt, pepper and stir and taste. Add more lime juice or salt depending on your preference. Top with a little chopped cilantro and, if desired, a few dashes of green Tabasco sauce.

  3. Serve with tostada chips, Fritos and/or raw veggies such as jicama, radishes and carrot sticks.