One of my favorite dips to make is Guacamole, it's simple, quick, delicious and can be used in so many ways from a dip, to a spread, to a filling.
This is an extremely simple recipe, it can be fancied up however you like...if you like a little kick then throw in some cayenne pepper, if you're a vampire then toss in an extra clove of garlic or two (or don't? I forget if garlic kills or keeps vampires away).
Anywho - feel free to have fun and throw in some extras, it's deeelish as is but it's more fun to make it your own special recipe.
3 small-medium avocados
1/3 cup diced tomatoes (remove seeds prior to dicing)
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, grated (I use a cheese grater...a tad ghetto I know..but works GREAT and mixes smoothly)
2 tsp fresh cracked sea salt
1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
1 lime, cut in half
(more or less salt/pepper to taste)
Mash it, mix it, serve it up!
.... I joke, I joke. I'll give a little more direction than that! Using a sharp knife, cut avocados down to the pit along the height of the avocado, not around the middle, as if you were cutting in half. Pry apart, remove pit. Using a spoon, scoop insides of avocado into a bowl.
Using a masher or fork, mash those bad boys up to your liking - I like my Guacamole smooth, some people like it chunky. I won't judge.
Throw in your onions, garlic, tomato and cilantro. Mix together. Squeeze in the juice of one lime, add salt and pepper. Mix well, taste and season to taste.
Note - Guacamole is best served immediately. To prevent discoloring prior to serving, either transfer the guacamole to a container with a lid, or seal TIGHTLY with foil or saran wrap, store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.