April 3, 2009

The Reliable Dip

Avocadoes galore at present. Aren't I in an enviable position? They cost about $2each in the shops at the moment which is damn expensive. Gosh these fruit trees can save a heap of money sometimes.

When the snacking niggles come on and there is nothing to snack on, an avocado comes in handy. They are perfect freshly sliced onto a piece of toast, bread or cracker, sprinkled with cracked black pepper, sea salt and lemon juice.

If I have a couple of minutes up my sleeve, and I literally mean a couple of minutes, an avocado can quickly be transformed into a luscious dip. Perfect with pita crisps, chips or crackers, freshly cut up veggies, cheese, etc, it is always reliable and delicious. Everyone in my family loves it.

There is always garlic in my kitchen, lemons or limes on my trees, and so very little else is needed to whip up a tasty and healthy treat. I know there are so many versions for "guacamole". Here is mine.

Avocado Dip

1 avocado
1/4 cup sour cream, lite is fine
1 large or 2 small cloves finely crushed garlic
1tbsp lemon or lime juice
a small sprinkle of freshly cracked pepper
approx. 1/2 tsp crushed Maldon sea salt flakes
1tsp sweet chilli sauce or to taste

Peel the avocado; place into a bowl with some lemon juice to prevent from browning; mash with a fork. Mash to desired consistency, (I like a little texture so not too mushy).

Add remaining ingredients; mix well; taste; adjust seasoning, lemon juice or chilli if desired. Voila!

If you eat avocadoes I'd love to know what ideas you have for using them?


  1. Hi, it's a very great blog.
    I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it!
    Keep doing!

  2. Brilliant photos, mama.
    Have you been taking these yourself?

    So impressed with the blog already.
    Aimee tells me every now and then that she also reads it. Just so you know, you probably have more readers than you know :)

    Missing you.

  3. So lovely of you to drop in and make those encouraging comments Issy. Say hello to Aimee for me; wow I am so pleased to hear she visits too.

    And your praise for my photos has made my day. Yes,yes. My photos, I know, can you believe it. Maybe observing your photographic sister has rubbed off onto me. Well, a little anyway.

    She touched up my danish photo, other than that I have been totally responsible for the rest. I was so very pleased with the water lilly. Bringing a lit bit of home to you! Miss you too.x

  4. One of my favorite dips I have to admit and here in Kerikeri we too get lots of advocados as nearly every neighbour has a tree or up the road in a box you can leave $2 and get 4 large ones. Did you know you can freeze this dip and it is still delicious when you defrost in in the fridge later?