Avocados are best when picked while still hard, which is often how they arrive in the supermarket. Let them stand at room temperature for a few days to ripen. Speed ripening by placing the avocados in a paper bag. Ripe avocados will give slightly when pressed with your thumb.
You can use 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies for the jalapeño chilies.
For 0 grams of fat and 5 calories per serving, substitute a 15-ounce can of asparagus cuts, drained then blended or processed until smooth, for the avocados. Stir in 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise.
To cut an avocado for prime guacamole mashing, cut it lengthwise through skin and flesh around pit. With your hands, slowly twist both sides of avocado to separate. Carefully slide table teaspoon under the pit to remove it. With a knife, make criss-cross cuts through the avocado’s flesh, removing avocado pieces with a spoon.
To make Cojita (a hard, crumbly Mexican cheese made from cow’s milk) guacamole, stir in 1/2 cup crumbled Cojita cheese with remaining ingredients in Step 1.