After experimenting with hundreds of avocado themed recipes, my husband and I decided our favorite dip was free of onions, shallots, garlic, and scallions (oh my)! Surprisingly this creamy spread omits all alliums, a classification of vegetables and herbs known for pungency and high concentrations of sulphur.
What elevates basic guacamole?
In order to elevate the flavor profile, I use two jalapeno peppers and a dash of ghost pepper, plus tons of fresh citrus from both lemons and limes. The addition of cilantro and sea salt allows the avocado flavor to really shine. If you have an aversion to heat, simply omit the peppers and add a spice of your liking.
Rather than using this solely as a vehicle for tortilla chips, I like to feature it as the star for avocado toast, compliment to vegetarian chili, or as a condiment to my favorite simply grilled fish! MMMmmmm.
Avocados are on top of the smart list! While many have feared the fat content from this fruit (even dieticians and nutritionists), we’re here to reassure you that avocados are packed with healthy fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Avocados are an excellent source of pantothenic acid, a B-vitamin that helps the body convert food to energy. We also love the one-two punch of avocado’s fiber to fat ratio which helps to keep you feeling full for longer!
The ripeness of the avocado really matters. When choosing an avocado, make sure the skin is uniform in color and shape, and press gently into the fruit to assess for slight suppleness. As you begin to prep this recipe, add the citrus to keep the avocado from turning brown.