This recipe produces about 2 cups or guac, or 8 servings.
Adapted from “One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond” by Valerie Bertinelli (c) Rodale 2012. Provided courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli. All rights reserved.
Combine the tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, red wine vinegar, garlic, lime zest and juice (to taste) and chile pepper (to taste) in a medium serving bowl. Add the salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes, then stir again.
Divide the salsa into 2 bowls. Serve one as traditional salsa. To the other bowl, add the avocado and mix to combine.