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Great Guacamole

What you need: 

1 ripe Hass avocado
lemon juice
salt
cayenne (powdered)
garlic
cilantro (optional)

What you do: 

This is an incredibly easy and addicting dip. I make it fresh at work with a fork, knife and small bowl. My colleagues were amazed the first time I whipped it up and now they're on the look out for it whenever I come in.
First, about the avocado. Its essential that it be ripe, but not overripe (i.e. fibrous and with a bunch of nasty brown spots inside). You can tell when its right by pressing your finger on the skin. It should give in slightly, not be too hard or mushy. Once that's established, the rest is easy.
Cut and peel avocado. Mash with a fork. Add lemon juice, salt and cayenne to taste.
Chop a decent sized clove of garlic into fine pieces (or even better yet put through a garlic press) and add.
Optional - but if you're a cilantro lover as I am, you won't be able to resist: chop fresh cilantro leaves and mix in as well. Blend, with the fork, to the texture of your liking; smooth or slightly chunky.
Serve with tortilla chips, soft tortillas, whatever.
In most cases this guacamole disappears almost immediately; howe'ver, if you wish to refrigerate it for later, that's fine. Just pack it down well in a small container, squeeze some extra lemon juice over the top and cover tightly with plastic wrap, pressing out any little air bubbles. This latter procedure helps to prevent it from oxidizing too fast and turning an unsightly brown. It should keep a couple days in the fridge.

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This is a great, simple little recipe. It took me less than a couple of minutes to whip up and tastes wonderful! It was a great addition to my vegan chicken sandwich.

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This is my first attempt at guacamole, and it's awesome! I think my mom uses sour cream, so this is will be a great alternative.  ;)b

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This was an excellent guacamole!! I used parsley instead of cilantro (don't like cilantro) and I used lime juice as well as lemon juice and it was perfect. It really is 5 minute recipe!

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I added some diced tomato as well.  Tasted great and was so easy to make.  Someone even asked me what the brand was so they could buy some cause it was way better than any they had bought. 

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This guacamole really is great and wonderfully simple. I add fresh homegrown tomatoes to mine. It just makes for such a heavenly dip with tomatoes.

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It is really great guacamole!

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