The Perfect Guacamole Recipe

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Serves 6 to 8 as an appetizer

3 ripe avocados
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced (more or less, to taste)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves and upper stems
Pinch or two of coarse salt
Juice of one lime

Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Spoon the flesh of the avocados into a molcajete, mortar and pestle, or mixing bowl. Add the onion, japalpeño, cilantro and salt, and combine. Add the lime juice and stir gently, so as not to crush the ingredients too aggressively.