Best Ever Guacamole…

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It’s Friday and so inevitably I’m thinking about the weekend…which has led me to think about margaritas…which has now evolved into my stong desire to make and eat guacamole.  Makes perfect sense, right?!?

Maybe not, but I thought I would post this for you anyway.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Best Ever Guacamole

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A blend of lime, cilantro, garlic and avocado best served with your favorite tortilla chips or homemade tortillas.

prep time
15 Minute/s
cook time total time
15 Minute/s

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 3 Ripe Avocados (preferably the black ones)
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbs White Onion, minced
  • 2 tbs Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbs Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp sour cream
  • *optional 1 tsp jalapeno, seeded and minced

Instructions

  1. Begin by mincing your garlic. Pour your salt over your garlic on a wooden chopping block or in a mortar. Smash your garlic with the back of a spoon until a paste forms.
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  • Place your avocado, garlic paste, onion and lime juice in a bowl. Mash it with a fork until it reaches the desired texture. We like to leave a few heartier pieces of avocado.
  • Mix in 1/2 of your cilantro, your sour cream, hot sauce and if using, your jalapeno. Stir until well combined.
  • Top with the remaining cilantro and serve with chips and wedges of lime.
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Lemony White Bean Dip…Food52 Love Pt. 4

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Food52

Hummus is an all around great snack; perfect for dips and uber healthy…but if you’re looking for an alternative, according to Food52 you can’t do better this Spring than Lemony White Bean Dip.  The mild tast of the white beans allows the seasonal herbs you’ll be adding to the mix really shine through; I can’t wait to try this one!

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Food52

Garlic, rosemary, parsley, lemon and thyme are just a start for this versatile dip.  Experiment with red pepper for some added heat or try using fresh dill as the author suggests.  Follow the picture links for the full story on Hummus’ Spunky Sister!

White Bean Dip with Fresh Herbs

Serves 4

  • 2 cups cooked white beans
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided into 1 tablespoon and 3 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  1. In a medium-sized pan, heat the garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook for two minutes, and then add the white beans, rosemary, and thyme. Sautee for another 4 to 5 minutes, or until garlic is soft and fragrant.
  2. Transfer the beans to a food processor. Add the salt, pepper, lemon, and remaining olive oil. Process on high, stopping every now and then to scrape the bowl down, until mixture is totally creamy and smooth.
  3. Pulse in the fresh parsley. Serve with an extra drizzle of olive oil.