Monday, January 20, 2020

3-Ingredient Guacamole #Recipe #Giveaway by Maya Corrigan

January is a month for quick, easy recipes after the holiday cooking and eating binge, at least for me. This three-ingredient guacamole takes only three minutes to make if you use ready-made salsa.



The quantity of juice and salsa and the number of servings may vary depending on the size of your avocado, so use the recipe as a starting point. Then taste the dip to decide if you want to add more of any ingredient.


Whenever I serve this guacamole, I get compliments and requests for the recipe. It's almost embarrassing to admit how easy it is.

Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe for a crowd. It's perfect for Superbowl parties.

Ingredients

1 medium Haas avocado
1 tablespoon lime (or lemon) juice
3 tablespoons salsa, as spicy as you like it


Halve the avocado vertically and remove the seed. Instead of peeling the avocado, use a spoon to out scoop the center. 

Mash the avocado with a fork. Squirt lime juice on it. Mix in the salsa.

Try the dip. Add more lime juice or salsa to your taste. 

Serve the dip with gluten-free tortilla chips.






This recipe appears in The Tell-Tale Tarte, the 4th Five-Ingredient Mystery by Maya Corrigan, featuring cafe manager Val Deniston and her grandfather, the Codger Cook, solving murders in a Chesapeake Bay tourist town. 

The book takes place in January, the month when fans of Edgar Allan Poe celebrate the author's birthday at his grave in Baltimore. Actual incidents from Poe's life and present-day mysteries related to him and his works are part of the story. 



Edgar Allan Poe’s spirit hovers over an actor famed for his one-man Poe show, an author who riffs on Poe stories, and a Poe look-alike. When café manager Val Deniston serves a French tarte at a book club dinner, the dessert reveals a fraud, embroiling her and her grandfather in a murder investigation. 

The search for the actor’s killer takes Val and Granddad to a “House of Usher,” where they spend a harrowing night stranded by an ice storm. Then, in the shadow of Poe’s tomb, they try to prevent another  murder and mete out some POE-etic justice. 

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Leave a comment about your favorite dip or guacamole to enter a raffle for a signed copy of The Tell-Tale Tarte or another Five-Ingredient Mystery!

54 comments:

  1. Hi Maya,
    Thanks for sharing your 3-ingredient guacamole recipe.
    I can't wait to try it for movie night with my kiddos.
    Hard to pick just one dip, I have lots of favorites.
    A taco dip (Not the typical 7 layer dip) my mom made for the holidays & parties, when I was growing up. Now I make it for my kiddos. I will definitely check & see if my library carries the five ingredient mysteries. If they don't, I will place a request that they order them.
    BakingCookies32(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Mindy. Thank you for commenting. I can't resist taco dip. Isn't it great how we carry food traditions from one generation to another!

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  2. My husband makes great guacamole, but I will show him this recipe.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Gloria, There is one thing better than a 3-ingredient guacamole--a husband who makes guacamole! Thank you for commenting.

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  3. I love guacamole, but my favorite dip is my 3 ingredient Queso. I have to make it every time my boys come home for a visit!!!
    sharonquilts(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Sharon, Thank you for your comment. A 3-ingredient queso sounds like my kind of recipe. Good luck in the raffle.

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  5. Guacamole is my favorite dip & I like trying different versions of it. This one sounds yummy.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jana, Thank you for commenting. I like trying different guac versions too.

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  6. thank you for sharing your recipe. my sister found a guacamole dip and we use it all the time. it is the same ingredients above but added are: jalepenos and homemade salsa and lemon juice
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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    1. Hi Lori, Thank for commenting again. Your sister's dip sounds very similar to this one.

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  7. A tasty dip. Many years ago we were invited to a relative for an afternoon and she made this delectable dip. Avocado mixed with blended salmon. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Traveler, I've never had a dip like that, but I'd like to try it.

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  8. Thanks for your yummy recipe. The family loves dips so this is ideal. I made a tuna dip mixed with pesto and it was lovely. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for your dip idea. Pesto and salmon are both favorites of min, but I never thought of mixing them! I'd like to try it.

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  9. Thanks for your recipe. I love quacomole and your recipe sounds wonderful. I also enjoy spinach and artichoke dip. Maya Corrigan's books are fantastic and I love adding a new one to my TBR pile. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Robin, Thank you for the kind words about my books. Spinach and artichoke dip sounds like a winner.

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  10. That looks like a great guacamole recipe. I can't wait to try it. Would love to read "The Tell-Tale Tarte". Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Dianne, Thanks for your comment. And good luck in the raffle.

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  11. Thanks for an easy Guacamole recipe. Easier than the one I've been using. I often use Guacamole as a spread on sandwiches. And sometimes toast. Rarely eat chips type stuff. But love mixing avocado with anything. And sometimes I jazz it up sauerkraut. Which is also good with anything. Have yet to read one of your books. And I am hoping this will be a start. bessdeepotter84 at gmail dot com

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    1. I enjoy guacamole on burgers--tuna burgers or beef burgers. And I really like it on a BLT! Thank you for commenting.

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  12. Impressive in its simplicity.

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Libby. Good luck in the raffle.

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  13. Guacamole is certainly a favorite! I also love chili con queso. Your book sounds like fun. I just read that the roses no longer appear at Poe's grave.
    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Pat. The "Poe Toaster" who left the roses at the grave came every year until 2009, Poe's 200th birthday. I have some fun in the book with who the Poe toaster was and why he stopped coming.

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  14. I like 7 layer dip, and guacamole. There's a restaurant in Hermiston, Oregon that makes guacamole at your table.

    kaye.killgore(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Hi Kaye, Thank you for commenting. I like 7-layer dip too, especially if someone else makes it.

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  15. My favorite dip is a hot cream cheese and chicken dip, a recipe I got from a lady at work. It's delicious!
    Love the Poe storyline. So intriguing.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Alicia, Thanks for your comment. That's a dip I've never had but it's a good combo.

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  16. Thanks for the recipe. I love guacamole and Queso dip too
    Pjstaton64114(at) aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for your comment. That's a good combination of dips!

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  17. I like this recipe primarily because it is just so simple. I love dips and spreads, in fact a meal of nothing but appetizers is my dream meal. My favorite has to be tzatziki, but guacamole and hummus are vying for favorite status, too. My husband's favorite by far is guacamole. I'm going to try out this recipe on him.
    Thanks for the chance to win a book. I've only read the first in this series, but I fell in love with the character of the grandfather. He's a hoot!
    gnluciow (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi Neena, Glad to hear to like Granddad. He is everyone's favorite character. Good luck in the raffle.

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  18. A great snack and a great book
    sbmooney (at) Yahoo (dot) com

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  19. I have made without the salsa but with the salsa sounds so much better so next time we have mexican food i will use this recipe.I love making a simple guac! Peggy Clayton ptclayton2@aol.com

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    1. Hi Peggy, Thank you for commenting. I enjoy any kind of guac, but the salsa gives it a slightly different flavor. Good luck in the raffle.

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  20. Family loves guacamole.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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