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- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup of red onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 ripe roma tomato, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- A Handful of cilantro and parsley, finely chopped
- Mash the avocado into a pulp
- Mix the rest of the ingredients in with the avocado
- Blend in a food processor until smooth
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