I am about to share with you a coveted family recipe. A “secret ingredient” sort of recipe. You might not know this, but I am obsessed with avocados. They are just so good! And good for you. You should try this recipe for that reason alone if the whole “exposing a secret” thing isn’t enough for you.
I went home for the weekend and lucky for me the whole family got together. My extended family is pretty close, and we all had that chance to catch up (which was really fun) and cheer for the SF Niners in the playoffs (they won convincingly).
With any family gathering comes an abundance of food and our favorite new addition to the family feast: smoky avocado dip. My mom created this recipe a couple of years ago to reinvent guacamole, and ever since she has not been able to host a family event without receiving a request to make Smoky Avocado Dip.
The secret ingredient: Liquid Smoke. This Tabasco-sized bottle of goodness delivers maximum smoky flavor in just a few drops. And it takes your basic dip to a whole different level. Look for it in your local grocery store.
Now that it’s NFL Playoff season, I hope when you are planning your Super Bowl menus you think to try this recipe. It’s fresh, it’s festive, and it’s smoky.
Smoky Avocado Dip
- 5 firm avocados, cubed
- 2 Roma tomatoes, cubed
- 1 can of corn
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 small or ½ medium-sized red onion
- Drops of Liquid Smoke, to taste
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- ½ lemon and ½ lime
After prepping all of the ingredients, it’s as easy as adding them all to a bowl, squeezing in some lemon and lime juice, and mixing carefully until the ingredients are just incorporated. You do not want to over-mix because then the avocado will start to get too mushy. Also, when adding the Liquid Smoke, add a little bit at a time because the flavor is very strong and you don’t want to spoil a delicious bowl of fresh avocados with too much smoke. Then again, you can always add more avocados.