Mediterranean Guacamole Dip

A Guacamole Dip is a Mexican avocado salad recipe, and comes in many versions.

For the true Mexican version you need to use avocado, fresh cilantro, lime and chilies. But why not vary the same old' with a fresh Mediterranean spin?

Mediterranean Guacamole Dip Recipe

Even though cilantro grows extremely well where I live I can rarely buy fresh cilantro here in Greece.

So, in this recipe I use flat leaf parsley for a fresh take of the traditional cilantro- but I also add ground coriander seed- the seed of cilantro- in the mix, for an interesting "earthy" flavor.

Instead of lime I use a fragrant and flavorful Greek lemon, both the juice and a sprinkle of the grated zest- too good not to use!

So, here is a Mediterranean version of this super-delicious and healthy vegan dip!

Serve the Mediterranean Guacamole with tortilla chips, or baked pita crisps for example, for a quick vegan appetizer.

Mediterranean Guacamole Dip

Here's What You Need

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large tomato, de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbs. flat leaved parsley, chopped
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • A little grated lemon zest.

Here's What You Do

In a bowl mix together:

  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. coriander (the ground seed of cilantro)
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Optional: 1 minced garlic clove

Add:

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbs. red onion, chopped
  • ½ large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbs. fresh flat leaf parsley (or cilantro) chopped

You could prepare the dip until here in advance, to save time. The mix keeps for a couple of days in the fridge. The avocados should be added no more than an hour before serving.

Mash together:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tbs. lemon (or lime) juice
  • A little grated lemon zest

Add to the spice/vegetable mixture and stir together. You can serve the guacamole immediately, but it's better to let is chill for up to an hour to let the flavors blend and develop.

A Molcajete is a beautiful type of mortar that is used to make Guacamole and other Mexican dishes. Click on the picture to find out more!

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