I absolutely love chips and dip. I could eat it every single day. I don’t even think I’ve met a dip that I didn’t like. Even when Buckaroo and I hit the town and try to eat somewhere “fancy” I’m looking for some kind of dip on the appetizer menu. Ha! He says I’m so predictable. I say it shouldn’t be so dang tasty!
Strawberry and basil is a combination I absolutely love! Most times I use them when making a summer dish because it’s such a refreshing combo, but Strawberries are in season in Florida right now, so this dip is packed with fresh flavor. The truth is, I purchased some strawberries for a ladies night party and I had a pint leftover. I also had some avocados in the fridge I needed to use, and I realized as much as I love chips and dip, I have not shared a version of my favorite (guacamole) with you!
This dip is perfect for spring entertaining, especially as the weather is warming up. If you want to lighten it a little, omit the sour cream or use lite sour cream. The strawberries give it a nice sweetness that go well with the bite of the red onion and tang of the lime. It is delicious with lime salted tortilla chips!
Strawberry Basil Guacamole Dip
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Chewsy Lovers
Serves: 4 servings
My favorite guacamole dip gets a berry-basil makeover!
3 Hass Avocados, ripe
1/4c. Sour Cream
1 Lime, (Juice and Zest)
1tsp. Minced Garlic
3 Fresh Basil leaves, chopped fine
2 Tbsp. Minced Red Onion
1c. Fresh Strawberries, diced
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Cut avocados in half and remove the seed. Scoop flesh out and dice small or medium depending on if you like your guacamole chunky.
In a bowl mix avocados, sour cream, lime juice, zest, and garlic until combined well. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper.
Fold in basil, onion, and strawberries. Adjust seasonings. Serve immediately.
Grab your favorite tortilla chips and dip baby, DIP!