Layered Guacamole Dip
I'm a sucker for sour cream with lime zest on anything, so the other day I got the idea to make this layered guacamole dip and oh. my. gosh. Serve some organic corn chips with it (organic to avoid GMOs, preservatives, and other nasties) and you're on your way to your happy place for sure! If you can find chips not made with nasty vegetable oils like soybean or canola, even better. Good luck with that one…
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By the way, are you allergic to corn?
When I was looking around and trying to find some corn chips made with lard or beef tallow, I came across these corn-free tortillas made with coconut oil and lard! Has anyone tried them? If they're good, you could fry them in more lard or tallow to get them crispy and use those as dippers. Here's what the description says, “Our Cassava & Coconut Tortillas will knock your calcetines off! They taste like a flour tortilla and a corn tortilla fell in love and had a baby. They're also crafted with high-quality pastured pork lard (mmm bacon!), a savory heirloom ingredient used in traditional, handmade flour tortillas.” These are pretty expensive here, though, but maybe your local health food store carries them for less.
Layered Guacamole Dip
- 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, preferably pastured cream cheese, never low-fat! Or you can use homemade yogurt cheese if you have some on-hand.
- 15 ounces of refried beans -- refried black OR refried pinto beans are both good. I like this brand of organic refried beans because they soak the beans FOR you, which helps with digestion. (Yep, less gas! Read more here: Got Gas? I Forgot to Soak My Beans Again! Here’s a FAST Solution.)
- 2 cups or so of your favorite organic salsa or make your own: here's my homemade salsa recipe
- About 4 avocados
- 3-4 cloves of fresh minced garlic or garlic powder if you don't have fresh
- 1/2 teaspoon of real sea salt or more to your own taste preference
- Zest from 2 lemons or limes. You can use a zester like this one or like this one.
- Juice from 2 lemons and/or limes I love this little strainer that fits nicely over a cup, I use it for all sorts of things. Here's the squeezer/juicer tool I use.
- 1 cup of sour cream -- Organic sour cream from pastured cows is best but sometimes I’ll get this brand because of the nice SHORT ingredient label.
- Another 1/2 teaspoon of real sea salt
- Topping options: chopped organic tomato and/or different colored organic peppers shredded cheese, black olives, green onions, what else do you like?
- First spread cream cheese on a plate (or in a dish) and then add refried beans for the second layer.
- Next the salsa.
- Next juice your lemons or limes, but first zest them because it's easiest before juicing -- just set the zest aside until the next step. Here's the squeezer/juicer tool I use.
- Stir in the lemon or lime juice. I leave the pits in because I've heard it keeps your avocado from turning brown, but then I heard that it's not true. Oh well, the lemon or lime juice does a good job of that anyway.
- Spread the sour cream layer on.
- Lastly, add your preferred toppings and ENJOY with your favorite organic corn chips!
- Don't forget to tell me what you think when you try it. 🙂
A couple notes about the ingredients:
- Note that you don't need to get organic avocados as they're not on the dirty dozen list. Find the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 here.
- For the other ingredients, best are veggies from a local farmer who you know grows his produce in healthy nutrient-dense, mineral-rich soil — if the soil isn’t healthy, the food grown there will taste “dead” because it has few nutrients. Kind of like how a lot of the produce from the store tastes in the middle of the winter because it was shipped here from another country, grown in dead soil, and picked before it was ready so it wasn’t over-ripened by the time it got to the shelf. Best of all is to grow it in your own organic garden! (Unless you have deer like we do and it's no use! So we are CSA members, which means you buy a share of local produce from a farmer you trust. Find a CSA here.)
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