Spicy Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 3ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • lemon, juiced
  • 3Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4scallions, white parts only, thinly sliced
  • 3jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Add avocados and lemon juice to a medium mixing bowl; mash until desired consistency is almost reached. Stir in tomatoes, scallions, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cilantro, salt, red pepper flakes, pepper, and cayenne. Taste guacamole and adjust for seasoning.

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  • Cook's Notes:

    Lemon juice not only adds flavor, but the acid keeps the avocado from oxidizing. Limes can be used in place of the lemon at a ratio of 2 limes to 1 lemon.

    When preparing the jalapenos, discard seeds for a more mellow dip or keep them in for an extra kick.

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