50 Salsa and Guacamole Recipes

Find dozens of new ways to make your favorite Mexican dips.

Guacamole, Salsa
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41. Margarita Guacamole: Make Chunky Guacamole (No. 31), swapping in chopped scallions for the onion; add the zest and juice of 1 lime, the juice of 1/2 orange and 3 tablespoons tequila. Serve in a salt-rimmed bowl with lime wedges.

42. Papaya Guacamole: Make Chunky Guacamole (No. 31), omitting the tomato and reducing the cilantro to 1/4 cup; add 1/4 cup chopped mint and 1/2 cup each diced cucumber and papaya.

43. Wasabi Guacamole: Make Chunky Guacamole (No. 31), mashing 2 teaspoons wasabi paste with the avocado and omitting the tomato and jalapeno; stir in 1/2 cup julienned radishes.

44. Low-Fat Guacamole: Purée one 10-ounce box thawed frozen peas with 1/2 cup each cilantro and mint and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Combine with 2 chopped tomatoes, 1 diced seeded jalapeno, and lime juice and salt to taste.

45. Grape Guacamole: Make Chunky Guacamole (No. 31), adding 1/2 cup chopped grapes.

46. Creamy Guacamole: Purée 3 chopped avocados, the juice of 2 limes, 1/4 cup each crema and water, 1/2 cup cilantro and 1 diced seeded jalapeno. Add salt to taste.

47. Molcajete Guacamole: Mash 1/4 cup chopped white onion, 1/2 cup cilantro, 2 diced seeded serrano chiles and the juice of 1 lime in a molcajete (mortar) to make a paste. Add 3 chopped avocados; mash. Stir in 1/2 cup diced plum tomato, and lime juice and salt to taste.

48. Tomatillo Guacamole: Mash 3 diced avocados with 1/2 cup Salsa Verde (No. 20). Stir in 1/2 cup diced tomato and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro.

49. Chickpea Guacamole: Purée 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed), 2 chopped avocados, 2 tablespoons each olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and water, 2 garlic cloves and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

50. Guacamole Parfaits: Toss 1 diced avocado, the juice of 1 lime, and salt to taste in a bowl. Toss 1 diced tomato, 1/4 cup diced red onion, 1 chopped seeded jalapeno, and salt to taste in another bowl. Layer the avocado and tomato mixtures in martini glasses. Top with cilantro, lime wedges and tortilla chips.

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