I’m not saying it isn’t delicious, but most Irish pubs I’ve ever been to have basically the same food.
But that doesn’t mean we have to stop there. Sometimes it can be easy to take a traditional dish, add a few quick ingredients, and end up with something very unique.
Like my Irish Guacamole! I make this all the time for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a really fun dip with basic ingredients and takes just minutes to make.
As you might guess, the core ingredients for this dip are potatoes and avocados. Pretty basic!
One potato goes a long way when mixing it with avocados. Just peel the potato, cube it, and boil the potato in salted water for about 10-12 minutes until the cubes are very tender.
When the potatoes are cooked, drain them, and immediately mash them together with the sour cream and butter. You want a pretty creamy texture here, but some chunks are just fine.
You can also add in the diced jalapeno and cilantro at this point. These ingredients give a Tex-Mex flair to the dish, which is very nice.
Of course, the color and flavor for this dip comes from the avocados. Two large ones will do the trick.
Basically, just slice the avocado in half and then remove the big seed.
Then just scoop out all the flesh from each avocado half and add it to your mashed potatoes.
The key ingredient to this dip is actually not the potatoes or the avocados. The key ingredient is lime juice!
The acid from the lime juice brings all the flavors to life, so don’t leave it out.
Mix everything together and season it with salt and pepper and your dip is done!
Of course, you’ll want to serve this dip with lots of tortilla chips!
This dip is good as-is, but if you want it spicier, you can also add some salsa to it and stir it in. It’ll change the color a little bit, but bring some more flavor to the party also.
Put this on your St. Patrick’s Day appetizer list and feed your friends a great, green dip!
Nick’s favorite color is green and favorite past time is beer so you can probably guess what his favorite holiday is! Be sure to check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon profile.