- 3-4 large, ripe avocados
- Salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3-4 green onions, chopped
- Lime or lemon juice, preferably fresh
- 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (chop the stems as well as the leaves, that's where a lot of the flavor is stored...in the oils contained in the stems)
- 1 med-large tomato, chopped
Cut each avocado in half. With a spoon, scoop out the avocado seeds and set aside, do not throw them out as you will use them later. Next, scoop out the meat of the avocados into a medium bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher to make a slightly chunky mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix in garlic and green onion. Add lime/lemon juice to taste, mix well. Stir in tomato and cilantro, mix well. Once you're happy with the taste of your mix, add back into the mix the avocado seeds. Leaving the seeds in the mix will help keep it from turning brown. Refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to serve, seeds can be removed or left in bowl. Serve with tortilla chips as a dip, or as a garnish with tacos, burritos, enchiladas, sandwiches, burgers, etc.