How to Make Fresh Avocado and Lime Dip

By Suzanne Havala

Enjoy this rich, mildly flavored vegetarian dip with tortilla chips, spread a layer on a sandwich, or fold some into a burrito. Avocado has a buttery consistency whether you mix the dip by hand or make it smooth in a blender or food processor.

Note that this recipe is best used soon after preparation; the dip will turn dark on the surface. You can delay the discoloration by covering the surface of the dip with plastic wrap and keeping it chilled.

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Preparation time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 1/4-cup servings

1 medium avocado

1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion (such as Vidalia)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons salsa (optional)

  1. Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed and peel, and place the meat in a small bowl. Mash the avocado with a potato masher or fork until it’s fairly smooth.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well by hand. For a much smoother result, you can puree everything in a blender or food processor. If you do so, however, stir in the salsa by hand after processing.

Per serving: Calories 94 (From Fat 63); Fat 7g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 66mg; Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 4g); Protein 2g.