Guacamole is my idea of a perfect food. First off, the main ingredient is rich, creamy, delicious avocado. And, guacamole is easily customized to your tastes and whatever ingredients you have on hand.
My latest take is a chunky guacamole with fresh additions like sweet and hot peppers, onion and cilantro. Fresh Meyer lemon juice adds zing, along with a sprinkling of ancho chile powder. If you like more heat, add a few dashes of hot sauce or another chile pepper.
Chunky Guacamole Dip Recipe
2 medium ripe Hass avocados
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion, rinsed with cold water and drained
1 finely chopped serrano chile pepper, seeded
2 tablespoons finely chopped red sweet pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh Meyer lemon juice or lime juice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Ancho chile powder
Cut each avocado in half; remove and discard pits. Spoon flesh of avocados into a medium bowl. Coarsely mash avocado with fork or potato masher. Stir in onion, serrano pepper, red pepper, cilantro, lemon or lime juice and salt. Top with a sprinkling of ancho chile pepper and additional cilantro. Serve with fresh veggies or tortilla chips.