Slice avocados lengthwise around the pit. Twist and pull avocados apart and remove the pit.
Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado from the 4 halves into a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.
Add the minced garlic, lemon juice and salt. Stir, taste and adjust as needed. Try starting with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt if your avocados are on the smaller side.
The proportions of lemon juice and salt will depend on how large the avocados you use in your recipe and your preference. Start with less salt and juice than you think you need and taste test as you go to make sure you don't overpower the creamy avocado flavor....unless that's what you're going for!
Other add-in ideas include: jalapeno, onion, cilantro, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, paprika and really anything your heart desires!