guacamoleI don't believe I'm going out on limb when I say that guacamole is the best thing that ever happened to chips. It's the perfect, creamy complement to the salty, crunchy chips, and it's simply a must for any Cinco de Mayo plans you may have.

But all guacamole isn't created equal. Though most share the same lovely green shade, what's mixed in makes a big difference in the taste. This recipe for smokin' hot guacamole comes from people who really know their avocados -- Hass Avocados -- and it comes with quite a kick. It contains just the perfect amount of heat to spice up your meal.

Smokin' Hot Guacamole

4 ripe, Fresh Hass avocados, seeded, peeled and cut in half
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

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In a large bowl, combine avocado, lemon juice, garlic salt, and cumin.
 
Coarsely mash avocado, mixing in all ingredients.
 
Stir in red onion and cilantro.
 
Spoon guacamole into a shallow bowl.
 
Drop small spoonfuls of chipotle peppers over guacamole.
 
Just before serving, stir chipotle peppers into guacamole.
 
 
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