You can prepare this tableside and eat right away, or make ahead and let the flavors blend. Either way -- it tastes as good as it looks and smells!
2 -3 large ripe avocados, mashed
1/2 large tomato, seeded and chopped (about 1/2 cup) (optional -- leave out)
2 green onions, chopped (including greens)
1 large or 2 small jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
1 large clove of garlic, pressed
1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
salt & pepper to taste
Mix all together in a glass or plastic bowl -- cover so that plastic touches the entire top of the guacamole to keep it from browning. Blend for at least 1 hour before serving to marry all the flavors.
Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for your favorite Mexican food!
Adjust flavors and ingredients as desired. You can leave the tomato out or use chopped red onion instead of green onions. You can use different hot peppers or try leaving in a few seeds and ribs for extra heat. Just make sure the avocados are ripe, but not over-ripe.