There are few dishes as simple yet easily varied as guacamole. This version lets the flavor and texture of the avocado shine through, amply reinforced with cilantro, red onion, and a splash of lime juice. It can be set out as a dip, used as a garnish for tacos or chili, or spread on sandwiches and burgers
In a medium bowl, toss the tomatoes with the onion, cilantro, lime juice, red pepper flakes, and 1 tsp. salt, and let sit for about 5 minutes. Add the avocado and gently mash it into the tomato mixture with a fork. Serve immediately.
Photo: Maren Caruso