Gather all of your supplies!
Cut open the avocados, remove the pits, and peel the skin off. A trick to tell if an avocado is ripe: peel back the small stem at the top of the avocado. If green, good to go! Brown means overripe.
Mash 3 avocados with juice of 1/2-1 lime. A tip is to squeeze the lime immediately while you are mashing to help avoid browning your avocados. Also, try not to over mash!
Add chopped 1/4 onion, 1/2 jalapeño pepper, and 1 tomato (here is where you put in the optional 1 clove garlic).
Add salt and cilantro to your liking.
Garnish and serve with chips!