How to make easy Guacamole dip

by Elizabeth Arnold ; Updated September 28, 2017

Guacamole dip is both tasty and healthy.

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If you're looking for a tortilla chip accompaniment that's heartier than salsa and healthier than queso dip, prepare homemade guacamole. You don't have to spend a lot of money to enjoy rich and creamy guacamole in a Mexican restaurant, as it's easy to prepare in your own kitchen. Tempt party guests' taste buds with a handmade guacamole dip appetizer, or enjoy it alongside your favorite enchilada or burrito dishes. When making the dip, use only ripe avocados for the best flavor and texture.

Cut three avocados in half, remove their seeds and spoon them into a mixing bowl.

Mash the avocado with a fork until it is smooth and creamy.

Add 2 tbsp. of fresh lime juice, 1/2 cup of finely chopped red onion, one crushed garlic clove, 2 tbsp. of chopped fresh cilantro and salt and black pepper to taste. Include three drops of hot sauce or one seeded and minced jalapeno pepper if you prefer a spicy flavor. Blend all of the ingredients well with a spoon.

Chop one large, ripe tomato and fold it into the guacamole.

Cover the guacamole with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.

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Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.