Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Kitchen Confessions: Cinco De Mayo Dip Style

We are not ones to shy away from a party or reason to celebrate, and let me just tell you, Mexican food is our jam. So today we have no problem lifting a nice frosty frozen Margarita and toasting Cinco de Mayo (totally after 5p.m. of course). 

In honor of the 5th of May, we thought we would share our the most delicious dip recipes. If I do say so myself they are super yummy and quite possibly restaurant worthy. 

Guacamole Dip
- 3 Avocados halved, seeded and peeled
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 roma tomato, diced

- Place the prepped avocados in a large bowl.
- Either squeeze the lime juice directly on, or use pre-juiced to coat. Drain and reserve to the side. 
- Mix cumin, cayenne, and sea salt into bowl with avocado.
- With a fork or spoon begin mashing the avocado. 
- Stir in the tomato and onion.
- Add one teaspoon of lime juice. 

Let mixture sit one hour before serving.

And then my absolute favorite...cheese dip! This dip is as close to the white cheese dip served in Mexican restaurants that I have found. Yum!!!

White Cheese Dip
- 1 pound of white American cheese, cubed
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine
- 2oz can of green chilies, chopped
- 2 teaspoons of cumin
- 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons of onion powder
- cayenne pepper, add to taste

- Place milk, cheese, and butter in a saucepan over low heat.
- Stir frequently until cheese is melted.
- Stir in chilies, cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder.
- Add more milk if too thick. 
- Stir to heat evenly.

Serve immediately while hot. 

I used this molcajete to serve my cheese dip and it is always a hit. When we visited Mexico years ago, all of the restaurants would serve us chips and dip in one and the moment I got home I knew I had to have one. I ordered it from Williams-Sonoma and they still have multiple sizes available. To learn more about the molcajete click HERE.

And speaking of Williams-Sonoma don't forget to enter our gift card giveaway that ends this Friday. For all the details click HERE!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! How do you plan to celebrate? 
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1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, you just talked about my TWO FAVORITE DIPS! Good thing it's Taco Tuesday so we're having mexican tonite anyway. I already have guac on the menu, but need to make the cheese dip too!


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