The avocados are essential. Make sure to use good, ripe avocados. Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe.

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Prep time: 10 -- Cook time: 0 -- Total time: 10

Yield: 4


2 ripe avocados
1/2 minced red onion
1 minced serrano chile, stems and seeds removed
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 chopped tomato
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
A dash of black pepper


Cut avocados in half and remove pit. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.

Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, chile, cilantro, tomato, lime, salt and pepper and continue to mash.

Serve immediately with tortilla chips.