Guacamole (Adapted from Cook's Illustrated, May 1999 Chunky Guacamole)
Ingredients: 3 avocados, 2 T onion, minced, 2 cloves garlic, minced, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves, 1/4 t salt, 2 T lime juice.
Directions: Halve the avocados and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop the avocado from its peel and combine the onion, garlic, salt and cilantro leaves with half of the avocado (1 1/2 avocados). Using a fork, mash the avocado until combined with the other ingredients. Add the rest of the avocado and use the fork to combine the ingredients, mashing to the consistency you like. If you like really chunky guacamole, chop up the remaining avocado before you add it and just mix a little. If you like smooth guacamole, just continue to mash until everything is smooth. As with most recipes, alter your ratios of onion, garlic, lime juice, etc to make your ideal flavor.