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Sister Karren's Guacamole Dip
I got this recipe from my
sister-in-law, Karren. Although I usually play with recipes, this one was so good as
given to me, that I didn't change a thing. Karren lives in Boulder, Colorado so she
is geographically closer to the roots of this dip than I am. Maybe that is why it is
so good! People in New Jersey are always surprised and impressed that I actually
took the time to make guacamole from scratch, but, as you can see, it is really easy, and
delicious! The key is in the ripeness/freshness of the ingredients.
- 2-4 Ripe avocados
- 2 Tablespoons/splash lemon and/or lime juice
- 1 Tomato - peeled and finely chopped
- Hot sauce or salsa to taste
- 1 Onion chopped fine
- Salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper to taste
Peel and de-pit the avocados. Hand mash avocados and
add the rest of the ingredients. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate
until serving time. This dip should not be made more than 4 hours before serving.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Note: In New Jersey it is often difficult to find ripe
avocados when you need them. If you buy them slightly before they are ripe,
you can put them in a brown bag in a somewhat cool place to ripen. The timing is
tricky, however. I would guess this ripening usually takes about 2 days but it
depends on the actual status of the avocados. Also, you can't buy perfectly ripe
ones and leave them sitting for days because they will rot. So, my best advice is to
shop for perfectly or nearly perfectly ripe avocados very close to the time you will need
them. Even if you have to pay a little more, it is worth it.
PS This dip will turn color if left out in warm air
for awhile. Some people believe leaving the pit in the dish prevents this
discoloration but I think it is a myth.