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Guacamole

Serves 4

Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 chili pepper,  stems and seeds removed, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (leaves and tender stems), finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • A dash of freshly grated black pepper
  • 1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
Directions
  1. Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.
  2. Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and pepper and mash some more. Start with one half of one chili pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness. Be careful handling the peppers; wash your hands thoroughly after handling and do not touch your eyes for several hours.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes immediately before serving. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.
  4. Just before serving, chop the tomato, add to the guacamole and mix.  Special Diet Information

 

Adapted from Simply Recipes http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_guacamole/