Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cinco de Mayo: Guacamole Dip Recipe

Cinco de Mayo 2014 is approaching on Monday, May 5, 2014, so many of you will be preparing for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations.  This Super Easy Guacamole Dip Recipe is sure to be a big hit for your Cinco de Mayo party.   

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Super Easy Guacamole Dip Recipe

You will need avocados, anywhere between two and ten depending on their size and how many people you are feeding.  Make sure that you have ripe avocados to use for the guacamole, and that you purchase your avocados and tomatoes in time for Cinco de Mayo.  

The best way to cut the avocados is to take a big cutting knife and cut the avocado vertically all the way around the avocado pit (be careful not to cut yourself!).  Once the avocado is cut all the way around and all the way to the pit, twist the sides of avocado in different directions to separate.  Do not worry if the pit does not fall out on its own.  

Take the side of the avocado that does not have the pit attached, and using a fork, scoop the meat out of the avocado skin and into a bowl large enough for the amount of guacamole dip you are making.  

For the side of the avocado with the pit attached, use the fork to gently scoop the pit away from the avocado meat, but don't throw away just yet.  Set aside the avocado pit for later.  Scoop out the remaining avocado meat into the bowl and repeat with each avocado. 

Once the avocados are all scooped out of their skins and into the bowl, mash them with your fork to your desired consistency.  Some people prefer the avocados completely mashed into a paste; others prefer small chunks of avocado within the paste.   

To mix into your avocados, you can use any of the following, depending on what you have handy, as well as your taste preferences: 

1 small can of Rotel
any kind of salsa
lemon or lime
diced onion
diced tomato
diced pepper (any kind, sweet, jalapeno, or your favorite pepper)
salt and pepper
whatever sounds good to you!

Now if you are short on fresh ingredients for the guacamole dip but have either a small can or Rotel or any salsa, then you are still on your way to a super delicious guacamole dip.  Simply mix a drained can of Rotel or some salsa into the mashed avocado and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Done.

If you do have fresh ingredients on hand, then a really great guacamole dip usually consists of some diced tomato, diced onion, garlic, lemon or lime juice, salt and pepper, and any other seasonings of veggies that sound appealing to you.  Simply mix and serve.  

Serve your finished guacamole dip with tortilla chips, fresh cut veggies, or as a topping for Mexican food, nachos, burgers, sandwiches, or whatever you like.  

Avocados will naturally brown when exposed to air, so when storing, take one of those avocado pits you saved and put in the storage container with the guacamole before putting in the fridge.  It will definitely help keep that guacamole dip from browning. 

There is your really easy, delicious, and healthy guacamole dip using whatever ingredients you have at home.  This super easy and quick dish is sure to be a big hit for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations.