It’s time to take dippin’ to another level. Break away from the dip bowl!! Make your guests feel like they’re one of a kind speical. Give them individual dips! This is a great twist on the layered version. The best part about individual servings---it totally eliminates the risks of double dipping! It should be said that this recipe is very time consuming. But it definitely takes your usual layered dip up a notch and it was a hit at the last gathering. Everything can be made ahead of time and then assembled the day they’re needed. ENJOY!!
I grew up on an avocado ranch, so I'm pretty picky about guacamole. This is our favorite recipe because of the lime juice and the mayo. The mayo makes the dip creamy and flavorful plus it lasts longer before turning dark. I use Best Foods/Hellmans mayonnaise.
My mom learned how to make this from a local of Guadalajara Mexico. It is very simple to make and quite delicious! It's always a big hit when I have guests over. Great for a margherita party! Serve with tortilla chips (try recipe #263512). Out of necessity, I have omitted the tomatoes and it still tastes great. I have also added a few tbsps of fresh chopped cilantro when I have it on hand.
My guacamole is very free-form, but here are the basics: Figure about 1/2 large avocado per person. I don't care whether I'm using Haas or regular avocados - some people do. Pick ones that give to mild pressure but are not mushy. If you can't find any that are ripe, get hard ones and keep them in a paper bag for a couple of days until they ripen.
A basic pesto sauce using fresh basil and pine nuts. Traditionally pesto is made by grinding fresh herbs, garlic, olive oil & nuts by hand with a mortar and pestle. While fun to do, it is time consuming, but with modern conveniences we can now cheat a little bit. This recipe uses a food processor but you can also finely chop everything with a good knife or a mezzaluna.
See *Note below for a list of optional ingredients and feel free to use and experiment with any combination of herbs and nuts you may have available.
Couldn't be easier! Peanut butter and pumpkin go great together. Simple and quick to put together. This is not a super sweet dip but pairs well with the sugared chips. You could always add more honey if you want it sweeter. This would also be great served with graham crackers or apples. Cook time is per each pan of chips. Entered for RSC #13.