I had this guacamole made table side for me while going to culinary school in New York City. The chef was from Mexico City. Kinda funny that a Texas girl had to go to Manhattan to eat the best guacamole she ever tasted. Those were the days when people in Texas were adding mayonnaise to their guacamole!! If you still do that then give this one a try....I'll think you'll be a convert!!!
6 ripe avocados, Hass, diced into 1/4 inch cubes
2 medium tomatoes, diced 1/4 inch
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 medium jalapenos, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
Juice of 1 to 2 limes depending on amount of juice (NOT LEMONS)
1/3 bunch cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and chill for about 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite tortilla chip.
Option: I like to take this basic but wonderful guacamole and add a few things to make it a wonderful salad. I add 1 or 2 cans of rinsed black beans, diced red bell pepper and a chopped mango. If you want a spicier guacamole then use serrano chiles instead of jalapenos.
You can also layer the basic guacamole with refried pinto beans seasoned with chile powder, salsa, and top with grated jalapeno almond cheese for your very own dairy free classic layered dip.