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Friday, June 26, 2009

Avocado Dip, Sauce....

Avocado Dip/Sauce(Budget Friendly)... This recipe was actually inspired by another recipe that I saw online. It said it was a copycat of El Pollo Loco avocado sauce...So because I just happened to have one lonely avocado sitting around, I instantly grabbed it and proceeded to try the recipe...I couldn't leave well enough alone and tweaked it a bit to suit my taste. This was the result...and I actually liked it. Now, we don't have El Pollo Loco around.... we did eat there a few times,but its been way too long to actually remember what it tasted like. Nevertheless, I thought it was quite budget friendly...plus, it goes a pretty long way. It is perfect as an accompaniment to many dishes...soft tacos, nachos, grilled chicken, burritos,etc. You can definitely play around with the level of spiciness,make it more garlicky(I prefer not to overpower it though), add some cumin, add some chipotle powder...You can add some sour cream and make it totally something else. I thought I would share this easy recipe ....hope you too will like it!

You will need:

1 large avocado(good quality,Hass)

1 jalapeno

1 garlic clove(sliced)

1 handful cilantro

lime juice



chile flakes (optional)

1-1 1/2 cups water

Directions: Wash and cut jalapeno into quarters.Take the seeds out. My jalapeno wasn't so spicy. Blacken the jalapeno on a hot dry skillet. I like to press on them, with a flat spatula, so that the jalapeno gets charred on most of the surface. I turn them over and blacken both sides.

Cut avocado and scoop the flesh into a food processor bowl. Add the cilantro, jalapeno, garlic salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of water.

Process till fine and smooth. Add additional water to make it a thinner. This is where you can leave it thicker in consisiteny if you like or add some more water to make it thinner. For mine, I added the full 1 1/2 cups. Season again with some salt(if needed) and some lime juice. If it isn't spicy enough, you can add some chile flakes.

You can leave the avocado seed in the sauce and it won't turn brown on you.

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