Guacamole Variation Number One
Seven for a Buck, Yep!
Different Guacamole Styles
There are as many recipes for guacamole as there are kitchens! Everyone has their 'go to' recipe and several other options. The options depend on what you have on hand.
This recipe is a quick preparation recipe that heavily depends on what is on hand in the kitchen. In this recipe a store prepared salsa is added to bring the Southwest flavor to the dip.
Also, while this dip is chunky on purpose, there is no way that we could achieve the correct amount of onion compatible flavor in the mixture without the addition of some onion powder.
Here are some ingredients that may be added to create a slightly different twist to the recipe:
Yogurt will make the dip creamier
A tablespoon of mayonnaise will make it creamier and add a smart little tang.
A hot red pepper sauce will boost the heat factor overall in the dip.
Red pepper powder or flakes will also boost the piquancy.
Fresh chiles are also a welcome chunky crunch addition!
One thing that is ALWAYS required is the addition of the lime juice at the end. The lime juice takes your guacamole from everyday to fresh and tasty!
Always wait to the very end to add salt too. Salt to your own taste.
Here is just one kitchen recipe variation.
Preparation Time (no cooking!)
- 7 avocados
- 1/4 C. chopped onions
- 1/4 C. tomato salsa
- 2 t. garlic powder
- 2 t. onion powder
- 2 t. lime juice
- salt to taste
All the Ingredients
- Cut all 7 avocados in two and scoop out the flesh with a spoon . Remove the pits and discard. Remove any brown spots in the flesh.
- Chop up 1/4 cup of onions
- Mash up the avocados with a potato masher or a fork
- Add all the ingredients: 1/4 c. chopped onions, 1/4 cup tomato salsa, onion powder and garlic powder
- Gently mix and add the lime juice and salt to taste.
How to store guacamole dip
Guacamole dip needs to be made right before it is served. The avocados will turn an ugly brown very soon after exposed to the air.
In order to store the dip in the fridge for an hour, take a sheet of plastic wrap and carefully apply it directly on top of the guacamole dip. Do not let any air penetrate to the guacamole dip. This will keep your guacamole dip bright green for an hour.
It does NOT keep well overnight or for several hours. It also looses the bright fresh taste if stored too long!
Farm Market New Mexico
A Tasty Looking Picture!
Avocados are in season during the summer months in the Southwestern USA. This week they are 7 avocados for a dollar at the store. That will surprise many of you!
Avocados are also healthy for a body. These tasty little fruits ( it is a berry!) will help lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. Avocados are high in fiber, potassium, and folate. Here is a web site by Dr. Andrew Weil that tells more about how healthy avocados are: http://www.drweilblog.com/home/2009/2/14/avocados-for-heart-health.html
More dips Southwest Style
- Guacamole Dip Recipe
Guacamole dip does not have to be a complicated nor hard to make dish! Here is the easy way to make a VERY tasty Guacamole Dip!
- New Mexico Salsa Recipe
New Mexico Salsa
- Tomatillo Salsa Recipe
Tasty salsa. In the jar it is expensive, yet it is so easy and inexpensive to make and enjoy! Serve this at your next party!
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