Ahhh...Ras Natango's Spicy Avocado Dip
by Tamika Williams
(Camrose, Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica)
Avocados (Pears in Jamaica)
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Avocado as with most tropical fruits are seasonal.
They are huge and much more flavourful in comparisson with the ones I have seen overseas in my travels.
We call them "Pears" in Jamaica, because of the pear-like shape of most of our Avocado varieties.
Even the rounded ones are still called pears. Ask any Jamaican for a pear and you will get an avocado everytime.
Pears are perfect in salads, eaten alone, in sandwiches, or made into a sauce or a dip.
And because of their high fat content they make a natural mask for moisturizing ones face.
- 1 ripe avacado
- 1 small finely chopped onion
- 1 medium tomato finely chopped (minus all pulp and seeds because the pulp and seeds tend to make the dip runny)
- 1 small hot pepper finely chopped (if using scotch bonnet pepper use less, or de-seed and de-vein)
- A sprinkle of black pepper
- and a pinch of salt
- Peel and put avocado in a bowl
- Save seed to place in the center of the dip, because it prevents the dip from turning black and spoiling
- Use a fork to mash, but do NOT over mash as dip should be a bit lumpy
- Add all the other ingredients
- Mix gently and arrange on a suitable serving dish, with the seed in the middle, and slices of Roasted Breadfruit, or any chips/crisps/savoury biscuits around the dip
Preparation time is about five minutes.
Ahhh...Ras Natango's Avocado dip makes a perfect snack, and can be served at parties or as an appetizer.