Guacamole is a favorite appetizer dip any time of the year, not just around Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
2 large, ripe avocados - preferably Hass
1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
½ small white onion, minced
2 or more fresh serrano chiles, chopped
several sprigs of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
juice of ½ lime
Peel and mash the avocados. Mix well with all of the other ingredients. Great as a dip to eat with tortilla chips but also as a salsa or salad. If not using immediately, cover tightly and refrigerate.
Makes about 4 cups.