By: Christina Anania
Christina Anania is a food and lifestyle blogger. Enjoy some of her other culinary creations by following her (@eatsbytee) on Instagram. Here, she shows us how to make two delicious dips: guacamole and pico de gallo.
I am a chips and dip kind of girl and I know I’m not the only one out there! I love to make my own dips from scratch because I know what ingredients are going into it. It’s such a rewarding feeling when it turns out delicious and all your guests love it. As a nutritionist, I always encourage my clients to make their own dips from scratch. Most dips contain many unnecessary ingredients and fillers, so it’s important to use simple and whole ingredients to get the nutrients we need to support our bodies.
Two of my favorite dips to bring to any potluck or party are Guacamole and Pico de Gallo. They are both extremely simple to make and are full of delicious flavors. Although both recipes are quite similar and use some of the same ingredients, they both offer completely different flavors. The Guacamole is creamy and delivers a subtle with a kick of heat from the jalapeño, while the Pico de Gallo is fresh and light thanks to the lime and cilantro that’s included. Feel free to control the spice levels and the taste of cilantro in both these recipes. I love to enjoy these dips with tortilla chips, on tacos, with crackers – but they’re just as good by themselves!
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Yields 5-6 Guacamole servings
Yields 5-6 Pico de Gallo servings