Friday, April 11, 2008
Fresh Salsa & Guacamole
I love dips, especially when planing a menu for entertaining. Most are usually pretty quick and easy to make and are always a fantastic addition to the other munchies you're making. These are pretty much my usual go-to salsa & guacamole recipes that I've been using for a long time. I made these for a party so they are scaled for a group of 15+, but can be made in lil batches too.
8 large firm Roma tomatoes
1 large sweet onion
about 1/4 of a bunch of cilantro
1 large jalapeno (seeds & most of membrane removed, leave a little for some heat)
1-2 chopped cloves of garlic
1/2-1 tsp Kosher salt
Juice of 1 lime
a dash or two of hot sauce
Chop tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeno and place in a large bowl. Add garlic, salt and lime juice. Stir well and refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving.
8 ripe avocados, cut into small pieces
1/2 chopped sweet white onion
1 jalapeno, most of membrane & seeds removed, finely chopped
1 tsp hot sauce
salt to taste
lemon juice from 1 lemon
1/4 of a bunch of cilantro chopped
Place avocados, onion, hot sauce, 1/2 lemon juice, cilantro, hot sauce and salt into a bowl. Mix with a potato masher until well combined, add a little more lemon juice but don't let the guac get too mushy. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.