This luscious dip has a velvety smooth texture and a fresh herbal bite. You can substitute any other herbs for the mint; cilantro makes it somewhat guacamole-like, while chives add their allium sweetness, and basil is sharp and bright. Serve with crudités or heap on toasted bread to make crostini.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1large ripe avocado
- 5teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 3tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- Sea salt, to taste
Step 1Pit the avocado and scoop the flesh into the bowl of a food processor or into a blender. Add the lemon juice, mint, cayenne and 1/4 cup water and pulse to purée. If desired, add more water to thin the dip. Add salt to taste.
Step 2Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. This is best served on the day it is made.