There are many ways to make guacamole, but my wife's version has earned consistent praise and requests for the recipe. Keep the avocado somewhat chunky and use good salt.
2 ripe avocados
2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1/4 red onion, finely diced
4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely diced (optional)
Coarse sea salt
Split avocados, discard the pits, and empty contents into a medium bowl. Add garlic, onion and cilantro. Mash with a fork or the ball end of a large whisk until smooth but still chunky. Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with chips or use as a topping on grilled chicken or steak.