We all know avocados are a healthy “superfood” and really tasty, too!
Here’s a little twist on guacamole to make it a more dip-able or sauce-able alternative, with the added benefit of heart healthy oil.
You will need an immersion blender and a 2 cup blending cup OR a blender OR food processor.
6oz avocado flesh (I had small avocados, so this was 3 of them. Generally 2 normal sized ones or 1 large avocado will yield this amount)
1/4 of a small onion, peeled and rough chopped
1/2-1 jalapeno or serrano pepper
juice of 1 lime or about 2T juice
3-4 sprigs of cilantro (stems are fine, too) about 4T
4T avocado oil, olive oil, macadamia oil, or your favorite oil (I have used avocado and light olive oil)
**4T buttermilk (optional to thin it into a sauce or thinner dip)
Place the avocado flesh, lime juice, onion, jalapeno and cilantro in blender container and blend until smooth.
Using an immersion blender, sink the blender to the bottom of the container and add the oil on top, then slowly raise the blender while running, to emulsify the oil into the avocado mixture. Blend a few more seconds then add salt and pepper to taste.
**If making it thinner, after this step add the buttermilk and blend in just as you did the oil. Taste for seasoning (I like more pepper in the buttermilk option).
This doesn’t need to really set up for long for the flavors to develop, so it can be used right away.
IF storing, place a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the sauce, sealing out as much air as possible to avoid discoloring. Then seal container with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate.