Source: Josef Centeno,, February 2014


4 avocados, chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
2 serrano chiles (or your favorite hot pepper), seeds removed if desired, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely grated
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¼ small red onion, chopped, divided
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus leaves for serving
Kosher salt


Mash avocados, celery, chiles, garlic, lime juice, ½ of onion, and ½ cup chopped cilantro in a medium bowl to desired consistency; season with salt. Top guacamole with remaining onion and cilantro leaves.