Cooking Time: 15 minutes
This is a killer recipe! The lime zest really gives the guac a citrus kick. For a healthier twist, try serving with jicama sticks or pita crisps instead of tortilla chips. Disregard any old wives tales about keeping the pit in the dip to keep the avocados from oxidizing. The only way to keep them green is by storing in an air tight container with saran wrap directly on top of guacamole.
2-3 ripe avocados, halved, peeled, pit removed
1/2 cup red onion, minced
1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeds and stem removed, minced
1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
kosher salt and pepper
1/3 cup tomato, seeds and meat removed, small dice
Cut avocados in half. Remove pit and skin.
In a medium mixing bowl mash avocados with a fork.
Add red onion, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Slowly add in jalapeno and taste along the way. Each pepper can very in heat.
Put saran wrap directly on top of the guacamole and store in an air tight container until ready to serve.
Right before serving mix in the tomatoes and adjust seasoning as necessary.