Fresh Guacamole

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I’m sure there are hundreds of recipes on the internet for guacamole claiming to be the best. I do not claim that mine is ‘the best’ because I haven’t tried everything out there, but I will say that anyone who has ever tried my guacamole thinks it is absolutely delicious. Like with most of my recipes, I rely on fresh ingredients to make it work. Avocados are still in season, and living in Los Angeles means endless amounts of avocados around every corner. I made this with the help of my mini food processor, which has been one of the best purchases I have made for our kitchen. Prep time was less than ten minutes – so little time needed for so much goodness.

INGREDIENTS:

3 Large ripe avocados

1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

1/2 large yellow onion

3 ripe tomatoes

2 lemons

2 tablespoons oregano

salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Slice the avocados in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the avocado with a spoon. I like to slice the avocados into little cubes while still in their shell to make the mushing process easier before scooping out the good part. Combine cilantro, onion, and tomatoes in food processor and give it a rough chop. Add chopped ingredients to bowl with avocado and mash with a large spoon. I like to leave some globs of avocado but you can mash as much as you like. Add the juice of about two lemons and some salt to taste (I used about 1 1/2 tablespoons of fine sea salt). Top off with minced oregano.

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