3 ripe, fresh California avocados


2 tablespoons minced onion

1 medium clove garlic, minced

1 small jalapeño chile, minced

¼ cup minced fresh cilantro leaves

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cumin (optional)

2 tablespoons lime juice

Halve one avocado, remove pit, and scoop flesh into medium bowl. Mash flesh lightly with onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and cumin (if using) with tines of a fork until just combined. Halve and pit remaining two avocados, and prepare. Gently scoop out avocado into bowl with mashed avocado mixture. Sprinkle lime juice over diced avocado and mix entire contents of bowl lightly with fork until combined but still chunky. Adjust seasoning with salt, if necessary and serve.

Make ahead: Guacamole can be covered with plastic wrap, pressed directly onto surface of mixture and refrigerated up to one day. Return guacamole to room temperature, removing plastic wrap at the last moment, before serving. As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.


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