Spicy Guacamole Dip

February 26th, 2011 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads by
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Total cooking time: 30min  

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Spicy Guacamole Dip

Spicy Guacamole Dip

First time I tried this green dip, it was served as a side dish to something very spicy in mexican restaurant, and it didn’t impress me. Probably, that was about color: I never seen avocados before and their bright green color seem almost artificial.

Nevertheless, I tried it and since then these unusual and very nutritious fruits are very important part of my diet: amusingly they have more potassium than bananas, have high fiber content and rich on vitamins E, B and K.

This variant of guacamole is a bit spicy. If you want to make it mild: either increase amount of avocados or reduce amount of serrano peppers and onion; adding sour cream can help reduce hotness as well.

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 avocados
  • 1-2 green serrano pepper (or 2 if you like it really spicy)
  • 1 small shallot onion (can be replaced by small red onion)
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Juice of about ½ lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients: pick soft avocados but not ripe, if you like it less spicy take just 1 serrano pepper and a half of shallot onion:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 1

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 1

  2. Start of by cleaning avocados. Since it is not important while making guacamole to keep avocados form, you can simply cut them in half, remove pit and scoop pulp out using teaspoon (I did a bit different but that isn’t that important):
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 2

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 2

  3. Put avocados to the deep bowl:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 3

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 3

  4. Mash avocados using potato masher, I like to bring it consistency there are still small chunks of avocado are still recognizable:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 4

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 4

  5. Season with mashed avocados with salt and ground black pepper:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 5

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 5

  6. Clean serrano peppers, remove seeds and stem; finely chop peppers and add them to the bowl:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 6

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 6

  7. Peel shallot onion and chop it too, add to the bowl:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 7

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 7

  8. Add finely chopped cilantro:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 8

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 8

  9. Add juice from about half of the lemon:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 9

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 9

  10. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 10

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 10

  11. Mix everything using table spoon:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 11

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 11

  12. Serve guacamole as a dip with tortilla chips, as a spread over toasted bread or as a tasty addition to some other dish of your choice:
    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 12

    Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe: Step 12

Enjoy!

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