makes approx. 3½ cups total (or ½ cup servings for 7 people)

4 avocados, mashed
1 tomato, chopped
½ cup onion, chopped (approx. ½ small onion, or ¼ large onion)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
½ cup cilantro, chopped or torn (optional)
1-2 hot peppers of your choice, chopped (optional)
2 teaspoons hot pepper flakes or powder of your choice (to taste, optional)
¼ teaspoon salt (to taste)
ground black pepper (to taste)

-Combine all of the mashed avocados, tomato, onion, garlic, lime juice, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.

f choosing to use cilantro, hot peppers, and hot pepper flakes/powder, add to the bowl.

-Mix well.

-Top with cilantro, and pepper flakes/powder if you'd like.

- Serve with tortilla chips.