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Avocado Winter Style

Published : 12/03/2008 21:27:32
Categories : Appetizer

Avocado Winter Style

These are three great dips using avocados that are ideal for winter. Try all of Old Bill's avocado recipes: Smoky Avocado Dip with Cilantro, Cajun Guacamole and Old Family Recipe Guacamole. Even the coolest dips can warm up your holiday get-togethers. Smoky Avocado Dip With Cilantro 

  • 1 cup sour cream (low-fat or regular)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (light or regular)
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon Olde Westport Prairie Fire Chipotle Pepper Blend
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

 In a medium bowl, blend all ingredients. Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator for one hour. Makes more than 2½ cups. Cajun Guacamole Remember, guacamole is best made as close to serving as possible. For short-term storage, seal in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap against the surface of the guacamole to prevent browning.

  •  2 avocados, about 1 pound
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ Cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • ½ Cup small cherry tomatoes (cut in halves or quarters, if large)
  • ¼ Cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Olde Westport Sizzlin-Sunset Cajun Spice Blend, or to taste

 Coarsely mash (do NOT puree) avocados, stir in lemon juice. Fold in remaining ingredients.  Serves 6  Old Family Recipe Guacamole

  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled and diced (10 ounce can RoTel Tomatoes With Green Chiles, well drained, discard liquid)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Old Westport Border Bandito's Salsa Spice Blend
  • 4 ounce can chopped green chiles

Cut each avocado in half. Remove seeds and scoop avocado out with a spoon into a bowl, discard skins. Add lime juice and coarsely mash avocado with a fork (1 cup). Fold in salt, onions, garlic, sour cream, Olde Westport Border Bandito's Salsa Spice Blend  and green chiles. Chill in the refrigerator and serve with tortilla chips, fresh vegetables or over your favorite Mexican dish. Makes 1½ cups.

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