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It's well worth the effort of making your own Mexican salsa and guacamole - shop-bought versions just don't compare with the fresh zesty flavour of these easy homemade dips.

  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Recipe serves: 8

Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 small white onion
  • Juice of 1-2 limes or lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Dice the tomatoes and onion.
  2. Remove skin and stones from the avocados and mash in a mixing bowl - retaining a slightly lumpy texture.
  3. Add the tomatoes and onion, lime juice and plenty of salt and mix well. Serve immediately.

 

'Pico de Gallo' Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes (best quality you can get – should be sweet and flavoursome)
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1/2 a red chilli pepper
  • Handful of coriander
  • Handful of parsley (optional)
  • Juice of a lime or around half a lemon
  • Generous sprinkling of salt

Instructions

  1. Dice the tomatoes and onion into very small cubes, and chop the chilli and herbs finely.
  2. Mix together with the juice and salt. Ideally leave to rest before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

Serving Suggestions

A classic way to enjoy these dips is over nachos – simply fill a large oven tray with tortilla chips and cover with the guacamole and salsa. Pour sour cream over any uncovered areas and finish with grated cheese, then heat in the oven for around 15 minutes, or until all the cheese has melted.

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  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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