Of Aztec origin, guacamole was originally made by mashing the avocado with a mortar and pestle and adding tomatoes and salt. Below is a common recipe that includes ripe avocados, onions, lime, and salt. The lime juice is added for flavor, and to slow the enzyme causing browning.
- 2 large ripe organic avocados
- 1 tablespoon minced organic red onion
- 1 teaspoon fresh organic chili, stemmed, seeded and minced
- 1 tablespoon organic lime juice
- 1 tablespoon minced organic cilantro
- ¼ cup diced organic tomatoes
- Salt and pepper
Cut the avocados in half, saving one pit. Scoop out the avocado and mash it in a medium bowl. Add the onion, chili, lime juice, cilantro, tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste. Tuck one pit inside the bowl of guacamole to keep the avocados from browning. Chill and serve with baked tortilla chips.