Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Guacamole has got to be one of the best dips around, and this week was wonderful having the traditional Mexican dip freshly made each day! Guacamole is a avocado based dip from Mexico which was traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados in a molcajete (mortar and pestle) with lime juice and salt. Today there are many variations on the dip, but no matter what way you make it, the end result is delish! Guacamole was first made by the Aztecs in the 1500's and the word is derived from an Aztec dialect, ahuacamolli: ahuacatl = avocado and molli = sauce.

Here is my variation on guacamole:

- 4 ripe avocados
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup finely diced purple onion
- 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
- juice of 2 limes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp sour cream
- 1 clove crushed garlic

- Peel and dice avocados
- Chop and dice remaining ingredients
- Place in bowl with sour cream, limes, salt and pepper
- Mash until creamy, but still chunky
- Serve with tortilla chips or warm pita!


photo credits: google images

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