Yesterday I advised that you offer a large dish of tortilla chips as well as guacamole at your following fish taco event (or as I such as to call it, the remedy for an or else blasé Sunday or Monday night), yet fell short to consist of a dish for the dip. Certain, the net is plentiful with several variants– as well as enthusiastic conversations associated with the incorporation of tomatoes– yet I have my very own residence variation that I’ve been producing years.

Whether I include the cilantro depends totally on 2 points, (1) that I’m making it for and also (2) if I currently have the natural herb about– I can not consider a time when I’ve made guac and also got a fresh number for that single objective (not gon na occur). However tomatoes, they constantly make a look– not just do they extend the dip a little, they likewise include a good pop of shade as well as an additional layer of taste. Win-win, ideal?


Heather Sage

Prep work Time: 15 mins

Makes: About 3 mugs

Active ingredients

  • 1 extra pound (from around 4 tool) 1/2 ″ dices of avocado ¹
  • . 1/2 ounce (1 tbsp) lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 ounce (2 tbsps, jam-packed) minced serrano peppers (seed and also eliminate ribs initially)
  • 1 ounce (2 tbsps, stuffed) minced shallot or red onion
  • 8 ounces (charitable 1 mug) seeded diced tomatoes (slice right into 1/4 ″– 1/2 ″ dices)
  • 2 tbsps cilantro leaves, stuffed (optional)

For offering:

  • Tortilla chips– I like the Costco-brand natural ones (made with a mix of white as well as yellow corn) or the very slim, salty selection by Xochitl (really comparable to the ones from Chili’s, simply a whole lot much less oily)


Area avocado dices, lime juice and also salt in a huge blending dish. Mash with a potato masher or fork up until you’ve nearly got to the wanted last uniformity (I such as a little beefy avocado structure to stay). Fold up in serranos, shallot as well as tomatoes. If utilizing, carefully slice cilantro as well as layer in (or offer on the side, for individuals to include their very own part as preferred). Offer instantly!


¹ Here’s a photographic how-to for prepping the avocado– computer mouse over picture for summary.

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