Guacamole

  • 2 ripe medium avocados
  • 1/4  of a medium white onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or garlic pressed)
  • Leaves from approximately 20 sprigs of cilantro, torn or chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup of your favorite salsa (I use hot Pace)
  • 4 to 6 drops of El Yucateco Chile Habanero Hot Sauce
  • A couple of good shakes of Trader Joe's Jalapeno Hot Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional; I didn't put any in my last batch)
  1. In a medium bowl, mash avocados with a fork. Mark likes to leave it kind of chunky and I tend to go a little smoother. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients individually, stirring and tasting after each addition. Add more of whatever you feel it needs.  If you think your guac is missing something, I've found that usually salt is the magic ingredient. Don't be afraid to add more.
  3. Serve with a cilantro garnish and fresh homemade tortilla chips.  There is very little in this life that is more satisfying than good guacamole with fresh, warm tortilla chips!