1. Ripe avocado – 1 medium
2. Red onion – 2 tbsp, finely chopped (You can use spring onion instead for a milder flavor)
Tomato – 1/2 small, seeded and chopped
Jalapeno or Serrano chili pepper, seeded and minced – 1/2 tsp,
Garlic – 1 small clove, minced (optional)
Pepper powder / cayenne chilly powder – 1 pinch (optional)
Lemon/lime juice – 1.5 – 2 tsp
Cilantro – 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Salt – To taste
Peel and pit the avocado. Scoop its flesh into a bowl. Mash the avocado flesh with a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Serve with chips or with fajitas, quesadillas, tacos etc.
To prevent guacamole from browning – 1) Add a little lime juice at the end, just covering the surface. It will keep it fresh and green for a few hours. 2) Put the avocado pit inside the guacamole until serving.