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Homemade Guacamole

There are many ways to make guacamole, but my wife's version has earned consistent praise and requests for the recipe. Keep the avocado somewhat chunky and use good salt.

2 ripe avocados

2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed

1/4 red onion, finely diced

4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

Juice of 1/2 lime

1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely diced (optional)

Coarse sea salt


Split avocados, discard the pits, and empty contents into a medium bowl. Add garlic, onion and cilantro. Mash with a fork or the ball end of a large whisk until smooth but still chunky. Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with chips or use as a topping on grilled chicken or steak.

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