Why This Recipe Works
Our best guacamole recipe put the avocado back where it belonged, at center stage. We started with fully ripe (the fruit yields slightly to a gentle squeeze when held in the palm of your hand), small, rough-skinned Hass avocados. Then we mashed a third of the avocados with a fork, combining them with the other ingredients (onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and cumin). Dicing the remaining avocados and fold them in with a very light hand gave our guacamole recipe the chunky texture we prefer.