8 servings


  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 1 medium lime
  • 2 medium, ripe avocados
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Optional Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Peel onion and garlic clove. Rinse tomatoes.
  2. If using, rinse cilantro. Pluck leaves from stems. Tear into small pieces.
  3. Mince onion and garlic. Dice tomatoes into ¼ inch pieces.
  4. Rinse lime and cut in half. In a medium bowl, squeeze juice from each half. Discard seeds.
  5. Cut avocados in half. Remove pits. Using a large spoon, scoop out flesh and add to bowl with juice.
  6. Add salt to avocado. If using cumin, add now. Mash well with a fork.
  7. Add onion, garlic, and tomatoes to avocado mixture. If using cilantro, add now. Stir well.

Chef’s notes:

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