This dip deserves the popularity that it has gained. Though it’s delicious served with crackers or crudits, I think it’s even more appetizing when served with corn chips.

MAKES 1Вј CUPS

2 ripe avocados (preferably Hass variety)

Juice of ВЅ lemon or lime

1 tomato, seeded and minced

1 tablespoon minced onion

2 tablespoons sour cream

Salt to taste

ВЅ jalapeo pepper, seeded and minced, or Tabasco to taste

Lemon slice, lime slice, or tomato wedges for garnish

  1. Slice the avocados in half vertically and remove the pit. Insert the handle of a spoon between the skin and the flesh and move it around to separate them.
  2. In a medium bowl mash the avocado with a fork until smooth. Add all of the remaining ingredients (except the garnish) and mix. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  3. Spoon into a serving dish and add the garnish of your choice.