Friday, May 4, 2012

Guacamole – Avocado dip



What do you think is the most-in-demand dish for appetizers? If you ask me I'd say chips & dips. Not because it rhymes but because of the concept of dip (sorry chip). Contrary to the common belief you would be surprised to know that dips are easy to prepare and have great storage longevity. In other words what you fancy in a bar or restaurant is simple en0ugh to make at home and can be preserved for multiple servings. It is also one of those things that can be prepared in no time without compromising with nutritious or taste.

Out of all the dips available today my fav is GuacamoleIt is made by mashing pulp of fruit called Avocado, which is the main ingredient in this dip giving it rich light green color & smooth-creamy texture.  This dip works equally great as spread for your sandwich or a salad dressing or an ever-green combination of chip & dip (quite literally because it is green in color). I'm going to share with you my way of making this dip.

BTW this recipe is dedicated to all the appetizer enthusiasts, like me !

Ingredients
2 ripe avocados
1/2 jalapeno chilli pepper (or use regular green chilli
1/4 medium sized red onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
2-3 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
Juice of One lime
Salt and pepper to taste


Method :
Cut the avocado into half and de-seed them. Scoop out the pulp using spoon into a clean bowl.

Mash the pulp till you get a smooth uniform mixture. Squeeze some lime juice over it & mix well. 
Tip: Avocado has a tendency to turn brown with prolonged air exposure. To eliminate this, immediately squeeze fresh lime/lemon juice over the pulp to prevent browning. If you are making this ahead of time store this in Air tight container after squeezing lime.

Add all the other ingredients & mix well. You Avocado dip is ready ! Serve it with chips of your choice. 

Tip: Some like tomatoes in this dip, but I avoid tomatoes as they secrete moisture, tempers with the dip consistency. If you want to use tomatoes add them just before serving. This way the quantity of water secreted will reduce.


I may not always have chips available in my pantry. So I like to toast some bread & then cut them into fingers. This is much healthier option from chips unless the chips you are serving are baked.


Happy Snacking !!
Shweta



3 comments:

  1. Loved the bright green color of dip..Thanx for linking it to the event..:-)

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  2. Looks lovely.... Thanks for linking it up..

    Ongoing event:
    http://jiyasdelicacy.blogspot.sg/2012/05/first-event-exhibit-every-bite-1.html

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