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Easy Guacamole

Prep time 15 mins
Yield Makes 2 cups
The flavor of freshly made guacamole is hard to beat and it's easy to make your own with avocado,  jalapeño pepper, cilantro, lime juice and on-hand spices. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Place olive oil and garlic in a mortar, and mash with pestle to a paste. Mash avocado by hand or with a fork in a medium bowl; stir in garlic paste and remaining ingredients. Store in an airtight container; refrigerate until ready to serve.