Chunky Guacamole Dip (Photo: Tom Woodward/Creative Commons)

Chunky Guacamole Dip in a molcajete made from volcanic rock. (Photo: Tom Woodward/Creative Commons)

Chunky Guacamole Dip

3 tablespoons tomatoes, diced

3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

2 tablespoons onion, finely diced

1 garlic clove, grated or finely diced

1-2 teaspoons jalapeno, finely diced

3-4 ripe avocados

1 teaspoon Kosher salt

Pepper, optional or to taste

½ teaspoon lemon or lime juice

Mix tomatoes, cilantro, onion and jalapeno in a serving bowl or molcajete. Cut avocados into halves, twisting to remove seeds. Slice in both directions down to the skin, and scoop out chunks into bowl. Mix gently to preserve chunkiness, sprinkle with salt, pepper if desired, and lemon or lime juice. Mix again. Serve with thin and crispy tortilla chips (try chia and quinoa) or veggies, such as carrot and celery strips.

Serves 8-10.

Shortcut: Buy fresh homemade salsa, and you can eliminate almost all of the ingredients — except the avocado, of course. You can add jalepeno or red pepper flakes to you want it extra spicy.

Tip: Buy or make extra salsa for a separate snack with or without different chips.