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MEXICAN FOOD WEEK: GUACAMOLE

Cinco de Mayo is history, but it likely left you with a craving for Mexican food. This week, we'll share several ole-worthy recipes. This guacamole recipe is one of the best we've ever tried and lets the natural avocado flavor shine through. It comes from Ina Garten's "Barefoot Contessa" cookbook.

INGREDIENTS

4 ripe Haas avocados

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)

8 dashes hot pepper sauce

1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced

DIRECTIONS

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl. Immediately add the lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper.

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