The Dips to Your Chips: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With These 6 Recipes

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A party is not a party without good chip and cracker dips, and that is especially the case when it comes to Cinco de Mayo celebrating. People show up to parties expecting to marry their chips with lots of guacamole, queso, and taco dips, and it’s up to you to deliver. Fortunately, dips are as easy as they come, and they always taste better when they’re homemade. The store-bought variety is easy to place, so as you get prepared for your next get together, give this list a consultation. We’ve rounded up six of the best dip recipes currently swirling around the Internet and are giving you step-by-step directions on how to make them for your kitchen table.

1. Guacamole

Thanks to the ever-praised avocado, guacamole is perhaps the most popular dip as of late, and for good reason. It’s creamy thanks to the fruit, it’s flavorful thanks to seasoning, and it can easily be made spicy with some peppers and a couple of healthy drops of hot sauce. Guacamole is pretty hard to mess up and it’s very easy to make, so use this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker and never buy store-bought avocado dip again. Your guests will go crazy for this guacamole packed with healthy fats, and we guarantee that there won’t be any leftover chips.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup minced onion or shallot
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup seeded and diced tomato (optional)

Directions: Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a medium-size bowl. Using a fork or a potato masher, mash the avocados with the lime juice, onion, garlic, jalapeño, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Gently stir in the tomato. If desired, you can garnish the guacamole with chopped fresh cilantro. If not serving immediately, cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic wrap against the dip, and refrigerate.

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