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.

Party Salsa
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.



Guacamole
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.

8 comments:

Antonio Tahhan said...

why does jarred salsa exist?? the fresh stuff is so much better - great post!!

Sarah said...

that salsa looks awesome! i need to make some...sure it is healthier than the stuff you buy in a jar!

Sarah said...

Oh man! This reminds me of our trip to Mexico last summer. Looks so good!


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Grace said...

jarred salsa was created for lazy sloths like me. however, there is absolutely no substitute for fresh guacamole. goooood stuff. :)

Katie said...

YUM!!!! Two of my FAVORITE things! I could eat the whole bowl of each of these.

J said...

I am delighted that the parcel arrived safely, I was certainly on tenterhooks as I don't seem to subscribe to the mountain of bubble-wrap my fellow BBMers seem to subscribe to.
I hope Leela likes her lookalike biscuit cutter and I look forward to seeing the pictures! Jx

Deborah said...

You can never go wrong with fresh salsa and guacamole!

Kevin said...

Freshly made salsa and guacalome are always really good!