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Gabriel's Guacamole


Named after the Archangel Gabriel, this guac is so good (and good for you) that you might hear the angels singing.

Fun Factoid

: Contrary to popular belief, an avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable.


2 ripe avocados

1 plum tomato

1 jalapeo chile (seeded and finely chopped)

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

1/3 cup chopped sweet onion (Vidalias are always good)

Salt to taste

Plain tortilla chips (baked, if you like)


Place jalapeo, cilantro, onion, and salt in a large mortar, and grind away with the pestle. It's okay if the onions remain a bit chunky.

Cut the avocados in half. Twist in opposite directions to separate. Slip a spoon in, scoop the fruit out, and place it on a cutting board. Chop into chunks.

Cut tomato in half crosswise. Gently squeeze to get seeds out. Now add avocado and chopped tomato to onion mixture in the mortar. Mash. Spoon until mostly blended (some of the avocado chunks should remain intact.)

Serve immediately. Makes 12 tablespoon-sized servings.

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