The trick to perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados. Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste good. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe. If there is a lot of give, the avocado may be past ripe and not good. In this case, taste test first before using.
4 ripe avocados
1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
1 tablespoon salsa
Special Equipment: Molcajete
Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime, salt and mash some more. Just before serving, add the chopped tomato and salsa to the guacamole and mix. Add more salt, if desired, and serve!
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