California Avocado Dip

My hair lady serves a lot of purposes in my life.  My personal therapist, my second mother, knows everyone including George Bush (haha true story) and can get me any answer I need, gets me an awesome discount on hair products, she does my hair perfectly every time, and now she is a supplier to awesome recipes.  My hair lady {Natalie in case you were wondering and no, not accepting new clients currently} has been doing my hair for about 9 years.  She has watched my life change completely.  I have watched all of her kids go through high school and marry.  She has been there for the good, the bad, and the ugly.  While giving me expert hair lady advice.  She has become a close friend to me over the years.  So when she gives me a recipe, I know that it is going to be good.  This avocado dip recipe was learned from a restaurant in California.  I especially loved the chunkiness of this dip and the flavor.  The avocados {word on the street is the best ones are at Costco} were perfectly ripe and I loved combining fresh ingredients to get one delicious dip!  I feel like this is a must at any party or get together, and it is so delicious!  Natalie, I will take your advice and recipes any day! 

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Review:  I did get my avocados from Costco and yes they were perfect.  The advice that she gave was to put the avocados in a paper bag with apples for 3 days if avocados are firm.  I served this dip with pita chips and it was amazing.  This is a recipe we will definitely be making again!

3 Avocados
2 Roma tomatoes about 1/2 cup
2 Tbsp onion
Small can of jalepeno (add to taste)
salt (to taste)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cilantro

1. Start by peeling the skin and removing the pit of the avocado.  You can use a potato masher to make your avocados chunky.  You can also just slice them into small cubes but you don’t want them to be too mashed up.  
2. Dice the roma tomato, and onion into small chunks.  Place the onion in water to take some of the bite out.  Add them to the diced avocado. Add the jalepeno to taste. Mix together.
3.  Add the lemon juice, cilantro, and salt to taste.  You can add more of the ingredients to your taste and liking. 
4. Serve with chips and enjoy!

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I totally guessed who your hair lady was the second you said “George Bush” – even before I read her name. LOL! I love Natalie!

  2. I love avocados! This looks really good and my husband would love the addition of Jalapenos.Thanks, Alyssa!

  3. Yum!

  4. I made this last night for myself and the girls at my bookclub, and served it with pita chips, it went over really well!! I will be for sure making this again! I did use lime juice instead of lemon, just because I love cilantro and lime together. Thank you for always sharing such wonderful receipes with us!

  5. I just leave my avocados out on the counter forthey’ll be ready in a few days. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe! I eat avocado everyday! 🙂

  6. Just made this with three avocados that were getting pretty ripe! I added more cilantro then the recipe calls for and it turned out delicious! My mom and I enjoyed it with some pretzel chips, that little bit of salt on the pretzel chips was just the right amount of salt. Super easy to make, too!

  7. Cheryl Ferraraccio says:

    Just wondering if this would be good while on diet?? I love avocados..

    • I think it would be great! Avocados are great for you! If I were you I would eat about 1/2 cup with about 10-15 whole wheat tortilla chips. 🙂

  8. elizabeth says:

    this is guacamole

  9. elizabeth says:

    i don’t like cilantro, so i substitute with italian parsley, I also leave out the jalapeno and add black pepper

  10. Simple to cook and delicious!!!

  11. In Texas this is called Guacamole and if the avocado is omitted, it becomes Pico de Gallo

  12. Joni kaspar says:

    Looks amazing. I’m trying it today.

  13. I couldn’t resist commenting. Very wel written!


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