One of the best things about dips are that many of them are vegan to begin with. Baba Ghanoush, Hummus and today’s star of the show, Guacamole, are all examples of delicious vegan dips. Just be sure to check the ingredient label when buying them at the supermarket. Some Guacamole, and even hummus, have dairy products added to them for some reason. This is pretty uncommon, but taking a minute to check the ingredient label is worth it. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Fortunately, all of these dips are incredibly easy to make at home where you can moderate every ingredient that goes into them.
We’ll be sharing a lot of recipes for dips as the summer goes on. They’re great summer time starters and sides. Today we’re bringing you our super easy recipe for Guacamole. All you need is a knife, a masher, and a few simple ingredients.
We recommend removing the pit from the avocado with a spoon. If you wish to use a knife to do so wrap a towel around the avocado while holding it to prevent injury.
- 2-3 ripe avocados
- 2 Roma tomatoes diced
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tso ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp red chili pepper flakes (optional)
- fresh cilantro to taste (optional)
- Cut avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a large mixing bowl.
- Mash avocado with a masher, and mash more with a fork until the desired consistency is reached.
- Dice tomatoes and red onion, and mix into the mashed avocado.
- Add salt, pepper, chili flakes, and cilantro to taste.
- Squeeze the juice of one lime into the mixture, and stir with a spoon to combine ingredients.
- Refrigerate and serve when ready.
Guac can be stored in the fridge for about 2 days. Try adding lemon juice to prevent browning from oxidization.