Avocados for Guacamole Dip Recipe
This guacamole dip recipe is a great variation to serve in addition or instead of the usual chips and salsa. It’s also very easy to make!
This guacamole dip recipe is a great alternative to serve at parties or other occasions instead of or in addition to the usual chips and salsa.
Guacamole is made from avocados, which are higher in fat content but it is a “good fat”, much like that is found in nuts and other naturally occurring foods. Fresh avocados truly give you a much better flavor than you would find in pre-made dips and spreads available at the store. It is typically not spicy, but it can be made with a variety of different ingredients to achieve the taste you are looking for.
Peeling an Avocado:
Peeling an avocado is not difficult if you do it our easy way. You will want to choose ripe avocados, as they are the easiest to peel. You will want to take a large knife and slice the avocado in half until you reach the pit, and continue slicing it around the pit so you have two halves. Once you have the two halves, you’ll want to remove the pit. You’ll then want to take a spoon and then scoop out the insides into a bowl.
Guacamole Dip Recipe
You Will Need:
2 lemons or 2 limes, or 1 lemon and 1 lime (depends on what you like!), juiced (about 3-4 tablespoons of juice)
1/2 cup white or red onion, minced
1 small ripe tomato, finely chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 tsp ground cumin
Hot Pepper Sauce to taste (if you want it spicy)
Peel the avocados and place the scoopings in a large mixing bowl (Go up a little to see ‘Peeling an Avocado). Mash with a fork and immediately add the lemon/lime juice and the tomatoes, as this will help slow down the natural oxidation of the avocados which can sometimes cause it to turn a brown color within a few hours, even if refrigerated.
After mixing in the lemon and lime juice and tomatoes, then add in the salt, pepper, ground cumin, minced garlic, cilantro, and hot pepper sauce to taste and mix until well blended. If you are using hot pepper sauce, you may want to add it in one gradual drop at a time, as you do not want it to overpower the flavor of the other ingredients!
If you will not be serving the dip immediately, you will want to spoon the dip onto a large sheet of plastic wrap and wrap it so no air can get in, since this can cause it to turn brown. Placing it in a bowl and covering with a lid will not work, since there will be air inside the container!
For variations, you may want to add in re-fried beans, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, or others of your favorite ingredients. Serve with cheese, crackers, or tortilla chips.
Do you have a favorite guacamole dip you’d like to share or add your own suggestions and variations to ours? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!