Or is it? Tomatoes or no tomatoes? Garlic or no garlic? Chunky? Smooth? Somewhere in between? Here’s my recipe – go ahead and have your way with it.
2 large ripe avocados
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp ground cumin, or to taste
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp salt
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Hold one half in your hand, flesh side up, and with a sharp knife cut through the soft flesh just to (but not through) the skin, in a criss-cross pattern. Scoop out the whole business with a spoon into a bowl. (Pre-chunked avocado – no messy chopping required!) Repeat with remaining avocado halves.
Add the onion, tomato, jalapeno pepper (if you're using it), lime juice, cumin, cilantro and salt. Toss gently if you like your guacamole chunky, or mash slightly with a fork if you want it a bit smoother. In any case, don’t over-mash – you want to leave some texture.
Serve with shrimp, fajitas or just with tortilla chips. Addictive and wonderful.
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