Everyone loves a good “guac.” Before you get fancy, go back to the foundations with this basic guacamole, and enjoy!
Mash the avocados and immediately sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent oxidation. Add the tomato, jalapeño pepper (if desired), garlic, and scallions. Add remaining ingredients, mix gently. Taste to adjust seasoning.
This salad will last two to three days in the fridge. If the top layer changes color, simply remove it before serving.