The Super Bowl is always a good excuse for doing some cooking, and if you want to keep things simple -- or simply provide something ahead of the main course -- making some guacamole dip is not a bad idea.
Here's one particular take on guac, and here's what you'll need (note: the proportions below make five cups of dip, so adjust as necessary for the size of your party):
- Juice of 1 to 2 small limes (do not use Key limes)
- 3 medium cloves garlic, mashed to a puree with a little kosher salt
- 1 to 2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 cup diced scallion (white and light-green parts; may substitute 1/4 cup minced red onion)
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 8 grape tomatoes, coarsely chopped or cut into halves
- 5 to 6 Hass avocados, cut in half and pitted; sprinkle cut sides with lime juice to keep them from turning brown
- 2 to 4 tablespoons regular or low-fat sour cream (don't use nonfat)
- Dash hot pepper sauce, preferably Tabasco
The cumin, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and tomatoes should be stirred together in a bowl along with some salt and pepper. From there, it's simply a matter of squashing the avocados and adding that to the mix, along with the sour cream. Add a bit of the hot sauce for flavor, if you are so inclined.