Quick and easy guacamole

My guacamole is one of my favorite dishes for an easy side dish or a great party dish. After college I moved to the west suburbs of Chicago, Naperville, and this guacamole was always a must-have at our get togethers. I hope you enjoy this guacamole and it becomes on of your go-to dishes.

4 large avocados (tips: First, you want soft-to-the-touch, but not squishy. Second, remove the stem and make sure it's still green)
1/4 c chopped tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
4 chopped green onions
1 T or 3 cloves chopped garlic
1 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1 t onion powder
chopped cilantro to taste
zest and juice of 2 limes 

Start with cutting your avocados in half length ways and remove the pit. Next score each half and then remove the avocado pieces with spoon, then add your garlic and spices. Next chop your green onions and tomatoes. I like to score the white part of the onion vertically, so when I chop the onion it is already in small pieces. Then you can chop the green section with your knife or kitchen shears. Keep your shears in hand, and chop up the cilantro. If you put the cilantro into a shallow cup or bowl and then use your shears to finely chop it works like a charm! Finally zest your lime and then add the juice.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have!