This recipe gets back to basics and makes flavor balance the top priority so no ingredient tramples on the exquisite, subtly nutty, and lightly sweet flavors of avocado. As with all simple recipes, the quality of the ingredients makes or breaks the dish: Be particularly sure to use avocados at peak ripeness. We let the onion and jalapeño macerate with the lime juice and salt to tame their flavors slightly. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, and set out some crunchy vegetables to dip, too, such as radishes, mini sweet peppers, and jicama slices.

Tim Cebula
This Story Originally Appeared On cookinglight.com

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine onion, lime juice, jalapeño, and salt in a medium bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Add avocados; mash to desired consistency. Stir in cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts

109 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 1g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 6g; fiber 5g; sugars 1g; sodium 165mg.
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