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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tricking Aunt Kathy

My mom felt like she struck gold when she bought about a dozen avocados at the grocery store for 99 cents each the other day. So when I arrived for a visit she had about 6 remaining on the counter. Aunt Kathy was visiting from Arizona and while we were eating dinner I noticed her refusal to even pass the bowl of avocado. Thinking nothing of it, till a few nights later when she came over for dinner and although she was highly suspicious, we got her to eat an avocado dip. I simply remember her insisting there was avocado in the dip, and my sister, Katy, reassuring her that there couldn't be because she herself, not a fan, was eating the dip and liked it. Now on the other extreme, my mom didn't think the dip had enough avocado flavor to it. I thought it was a perfect dip and it would sure please a lot of party guests.

Begin by slicing the avocado in half, cutting around the pit, poke your knife in the pit to remove it and begin to score each half of the avocado.
Turn the avocado over the bowl and by scoring the insides they will fall out easily.

In a separate bowl mix together the other ingredients, sour cream, cilantro, cumin, salsa, hot sauce, shredded cheese, and salt and pepper.

Fold sour cream mixture into avocado and cover. Chill for an hour. When ready to serve, top with shredded cheese, chopped tomato, green onion, and cilantro.

Creamy Avocado Dip

4 whole Avocados
2 cups Sour Cream
1/2 cup salsa
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. hot sauce
1/4 cup cilantro, rough chopped, plus additional for topping
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus additional for topping
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 green onions

Begin by halving the avocado and removing the pit. Score the inside and empty into bowl. In a separate bowl mix sour cream, salsa, cumin, hot sauce, cilantro, and cheddar cheese. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Fold in avocado, cover and chill for one hour.

Top with cheddar cheese, tomato, cilantro, and sliced green onions. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.


  1. I knew It!!!!!! But it was very good dip...still not an avacado fan, which is unforunate living here in Tucson where they are plentiful and cheap! But Uncle Bob would not even have tried it!!!!!

  2. YUM, looks delicious. Great process photos on cutting that avocado, I can never do that neatly, for some reason it all just squishes in my hand, and some of the squares come out and some don't, and I just get frustrated...I usually just remove the pit and then take a spoon around the inside of the shell, pop out the fruit and then slice and dice it on a cutting board. I HAVE to learn to do it your way as it looks so efficient and neat.