(NC) Holiday entertaining is all about the appetizers and some of the most delicious recipes are often the most simple. Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford shares her secret recipe for guacamole, a must-have menu item which she says will guarantee your 'nice' spot on Santa's list. .
Spicy Guacamole Dip
Makes: 2 Cups
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
• 2 ripe avocados
• 2 tbsp lime, juiced
• 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped (remove stems)
• 4 tbsp Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Directions1. Halve and pit the avocados. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados into a bowl and gently mash with a fork, leaving them somewhat chunky.2. Add the remaining ingredients, and fold everything together to gently mix.
Tip: For some heat, add in 1 pickled jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped.
Complete nutrition information is available at www.hellmanns.ca.
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