Use a large fork or potato masher to gently crush ripe avocados into this classic Mexican avocado relish. Serve guacamole as an accompaniment to tacos, tortillas chips, cut-up raw vegetables, and grilled poultry.
Using the coarsest side of a 4-sided grater, grate into a medium bowl or finely dice:
½ small white onion
1-2 fresh jalapeno peppers, or to taste
1 medium, firm ripe tomato
Using a large knife, halve:
2 large or 3 medium, firm ripe tomatoes
Remove the avocado pits, then use a large spoon to scoop the flesh into the bowl with the onion mixture. Use a large fork or potato masher to coarsely mash the avocados together with the onion mixture. Stir in:
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
½ tsp salt, or to taste
Cover with plastic wrap placed directly on the surface of the mixture and let stand for a few minutes. Serve garnished with:
Fresh cilantro sprigs
Judy Caplan is a registered dietitian with a private practice in preventive health in Reston, VA. Her children’s book, Gobey Gets Full – Good Nutrition in a Nutshell, is now available. Visit www.gobefull.com for more information about Judy and her company, Nutrition Ammunition.