Dips for Days

I'm a fajita fiend (meat - good, vegetables - good, wraps - good, cheese - GOOD) and used to always buy my accompanying condiments from either the supermarket or a local Mexican deli. Then one day (around about the time Lola started eating human food) I decided to try knocking them up myself. Once you start this, you'll wonder why you ever bought packaged stuff and thought it tasted good - there really is no substitute for fresh ingredients with no added nonsense. While stuffing a wrap full of leftovers into my face this afternoon under the guise of prepping dinner for Lola, it occurred to me that I hadn't organised anything for Lockie who is 3 weeks into being weaned. I offered him a spoonful of guac expecting it to be immediately rejected, but instead he looked at me like i'd just given him sticky toffee pudding with a unicorn tear coulis. RESULT. If you have any 'mini recipes' i'd love to hear them - comment below! N x

Guacamole 

Ingredients

1 avocado
1 clove garlic
½ banana shallot (the long type rather than the wee round ones)
3 cherry tomatos, diced
¼ lime (juice only.. but make it messy as there's no harm in some pith too)
salt & pepper to taste
Avocado stone

Method

Finely chop garlic & shallot, place to one side. Peel avocado and attack with a potato masher until suitably pulverised. Mix in garlic and shallots, squeeze in lime juice and fold in tomato pieces. If you submerge the avocado's stone in the mix once you're finished, it will stay fresh for longer. Enjoy on toast, with nachos, or with your baby while watching First Dates on catch up.
 

Salsa

Ingredients

A dozen cherry tomatoes
Small handful of coriander
1 clove garlic
½ banana shallot (as above)
¼ lime (as above)
salt & pepper to taste

Method

This comes down to the question of how smooth or chunky you like your salsa.. i'm from the school of 'Slam Everything in a Nutribullet and FEED ME NOW' but i'm sure this would work equally well if you diligently chopped everything teeny tiny and combined. I usually make extra of this as Big Slice puts it on sandwiches the next day. He's an animal.