A perfect summer party snack, and so easy to make (I know I always say that, but it's true!). My daughter often takes charge of guac duty (hence the goggles for chopping onions!) Once you've tried these freshly made dips, it will be hard to go back to the store-bought versions. You know that making them from fresh ingredients that this is super healthy. The recipes are very flexible in terms of amount of each ingredient. Adjust to your own taste.
1 small tomato, rinse out the the seeds, and finely chop
2 Tbsp red or green onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro/coriander, leaves only, finely chopped
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp fresh green chili*, finely chopped (optional)
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Halve the avocado and take the seed/stone out. Scoop the flesh out into a bowl.
Roughly mash the avocado so that there are still chunky bits.
Squeeze and mix in in lime or lemon juice (this prevents the avocado from oxidizing or turning brown). Do this a little at a time, tasting as you go. Make sure the citrus does not overpower the taste of the avocado.
Add the remaining ingredients and combine evenly.
Season to taste. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready.
*Take care when handling fresh chilis. Use a plastic or food prep glove to avoid burning sensation on your fingertips