Why buy ready-made guacamole when it’s so easy to make your own?  It usually costs less, too. Guacamole is a popular chip dip and also is delicious as a topping on burritos, sandwiches, and salads. To make about 2 cups, you will need:

  • 1 large or 2 small avocados (They are ripe when they feel a bit squishy when you press on them.)
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 Tbsp. plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • paring knife
  • medium-sized bowl with high sides
  • fork

Wash avocado(s), pop out the stem, insert the knife point in the hole where the stem was, and cut horizontally all the way around, plunging the knife straight in until it touches the pit.

Hold the two halves of avocado and twist to separate them. Squeeze the half with the pit in it until the pit pops up and you can pull it out with your fingers.  (If your avocado is less ripe, you may have to cut around the pit to remove it.)  Slide knife blade gently between avocado flesh and skin to loosen it. Turn skin inside-out to empty avocado flesh into bowl, then scrape skin carefully with tip of knife until all flesh is removed.

Mash avocado with fork.

Add salsa, yogurt, and lime juice and mix thoroughly.  Taste.  You may want to add a little more of one of the seasonings or a little salt or hot sauce.

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