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Puerto Vallarta's Holiday Guacamole

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    Puerto Vallarta's Holiday Guacamole
    Todd Hall

    Makes 4 servings

    Ingredients
    3 medium ripe but firm Hass avocados (about 8 ounces each)
    3 tablespoons diced tomato
    2 firmly packed tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion
    Salt if necessary
    Tortilla chips and/or fresh corn tortillas

    Chile Paste Ingredients
    1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion
    1 firmly packed tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
    2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño, or more to taste
    1 teaspoon salt, or as needed

    Make the chile paste: Grind the onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and salt together in a molcajete (Stone bowl and mashing tool. If you do not have a molcajete at home, you may use any alternative tools found in your kitchen to grind). Do this until all the ingredients are very finely ground. Alternatively, use a fork to mash all the ingredients to a paste in a wide hardwood bowl.

    Cut each avocado in half, working the knife blade around the pit. Twist the halves to separate them and flick out the pit with the tip of the knife. Fold a kitchen towel in quarters and hold it in the palm of your “non-knife” hand. Rest an avocado half cut side up in your palm and make 3 or 4 evenly spaced lengthwise cuts through the avocado flesh down to the skin, without cutting through it. Make 4 crosswise cuts in the same way. Scoop the diced avocado flesh into the molcajete. Repeat with the remaining avocado halves. Mix in chile paste and serve! Enjoy.