Crowd pleasing guacamole dip
that’s easy to make
by Mina Frannea
Here’s a great recipe for guacamole dip that’s perfect for your Cinco de Mayo menu. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser and I get requests for recipes when I serve it.
This recipe yields about 2 1/2 cups
What you need:
8-10 medium, ripe* avocados mashed with a fork or potato masher
juice of 1/2 a large lemon
2 – 3 tablespoons of Mrs. Renfro’s green salsa or other mild/hot green salsa (Mrs. Renfro’s is the best!)
2 – 3 large cloves of garlic finely minced
1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons of red onion minced
1 medium vine ripe tomato diced into petite squares
dash of kosher salt (about ¼ teaspoon)
dash of freshly ground black pepper (about ¼ teaspoon)
Mash avocados in a big bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Serve with your choice of chips or add as a condiment to dinner.
Try adding multi-grain corn chips or blue corn chips for a fun twist! For friends who are avoiding carbs or gluten, you can use thinly sliced jicama as “chips.”
*A perfectly ripe avocado is one that is soft enough that you can squeeze it, but not overly soft (caves in when you squeeze) which means that it’s gone bad.
Mina Frannea is a freelance writer and a social media consultant. A Mom to eight-year-old twins, Mina enjoys writing about life in general, family friendly activities around town, favorite recipes and crafts that keep her children busy and happy. For more posts by Mina, visit her blog at www.themomsjournal.com.