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Cilantro-Lime Guacamole

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Serves four to six.

Taste your guacamole as you're making it. Avocados can take a fair amount of lime juice and cilantro, but since both of these ingredients can vary in strength, it's a good idea to taste as you go.

  • 2 medium-size ripe avocados
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • 3 to 4 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh jalapeño 

Halve the avocados, pit them, and scoop the flesh with a large spoon into a small mixing bowl. Sprinkle the 2 Tbs. lime juice over the avocados, add the salt, coriander, and cumin, and use a wooden spoon to break up the avocados, stirring until they're coarsely mashed. Stir in 3 Tbs. of the cilantro and the jalapeño. Taste and add more lime juice, cilantro, and salt as needed. Transfer to a small serving bowl and serve with tortilla chips.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : based on six servings without chips; Calories (kcal): 110; Fat (g): fat g 10; Fat Calories (kcal): 90; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 1; Protein (g): protein g 1; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 6; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 250; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 0; Fiber (g): fiber g 3;

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