*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Chunky Guacamole
 
 Recipe By     : Authentic Mexican
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Dips/Spreads
                 Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
 1/2  Small         Onion, very finely chopped
                       Fresh hot green chilies to taste about
                       - 2 chilies serranos or 1 chile jalapeno),
                       - stemmed, seeded and very finely chopped
 1      Medium        Tomato, cored and very finely chopped --optional
 1      Clove         Garlic, peeled and very finely chopped --optional
 10      Sprigs        Cilantro, chopped -- optional
 3      Medium        Avocados
                         Salt
      1/2                Lime, juiced -- optional
 
 1.  In a medium bowl, mix the finely chopped onion and chiles with the
 optional tomato, garlic and cilantro.
 
 2.  Halve the avocados lengthwise by cutting from the stem to flower
 ends, around the pits.  Twist the avocado halves in opposite directions
 to loosen the meat from the pits, then scoop out the pits and reserve.
 Scrape the avocado pulp from the skins and add it to the bowl.
 
 3.  Using a spoon roughly mash the avocado while mixing in the other
 ingredients, making a coarse, thick mass.  Flavor with salt, then
 enough lime juice to add a little zing, if you wish.  Return the pits
 to the guacamole and cover with a sheet of plastic pressed directly
 onto the surface of the mixture.  Set aside for a few minutes to let
 the flavors blend.
 
 
 Additional chopped onion and fresh cilantro, radish slices or roses,
 and/or a little crumbled Mexican cheese (queso fresco) or other fresh
 cheese like feta or farmer’s cheese for garnish.
 
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