This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by known and also anonymous authors
4 lg California avocados, purchased ahead of time To allow for ripening, if -necessary Salt to taste
1 c White onion, minced
4 Chiles serranos, minced
1/2 c Cilantro, finely chopped
For the garnish: 1/2 Tomato, diced
1/4 c White onion, minced
4 To 6 sprigs cilantro, with leaves and a bit of stem
For the guacamole: Peel and pit avocados. Mash pulp in a bowl or molcajete, and salt to taste. Add onion, chile, and cilantro. Continue mashing until guacamole is thick and lumpy. Garnish with tomato, onion, and cilantro. Serve with corn tortillas or totopos (crisply fried tortilla wedges). Serve immediately.
Makes about 3 cups.
From: THE TASTE OF MEXICO by Patricia Quintana, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York. 1986. ISBN 0-941434-89-3. Shared by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo, 3/93