Happy Cinco de Mayo: My Guacamole Recipe

Living in Texas everyone celebrates Cinco de Mayo with lots of Tex/Mex fixings and even though we live in Florida now we still mark the day with yummy enchiladas and Margaritas….and it's always fun to anticipate the delicious, heart-healthy dip that is guacamole to start the meal off. My favorite recipe comes from a fabulous friend of mine. It's the perfect combination of lime-y tang and smooth avocado, fresh cilantro (my husband loves this herb) and warm chiles. And ooh, that little zing from tiny diced tomatoes. Mmmmm, guac.... I hope you Enjoy!
3 ripe avocados, about 6 oz. each
3/4 c. finely diced white onion
3/4 c. diced red plum tomatoes
2-3 T finely chopped serrano chiles (jalapeno or other chiles may be substituted)
1/2 c. coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
2 T freshly squeezed lime juice
2 t coarse salt, to taste
Directions: 1. Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit. Cut the halves in half and carefully peel off the black skin. 2. Cut the quarters into chunks and place in a medium bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork and stir in the onion, tomatoes, chiles, and cilantro. 3. Season the mixture with lime juice and salt. Keep covered with plastic wrap pressed against the surface of the guacamole until ready to serve. 4. Serve with your favorite chips…Happy 5/5, amigos…

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