Low-maintenance dips that are sure to please at your next backyard bash.

By Real Simple
Updated December 13, 2004
William Meppem

hands-on time: 20 minutes
total time: 20 minutes
makes 6 servings


2 ripe Hass avocados
3 scallions, finely chopped
1 jalapeño, minced but not seeded
1 tomato, coarsely chopped
juice of 1 1/2 limes
1/2 teaspoon salt

Scoop the avocado pulp into a medium bowl. Add the other ingredients and mash with a fork until combined but still chunky. Spoon into a serving dish.


2 yellow or orange tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 small white onion, minced
juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of cayenne pepper

Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl. Toss to combine. Spoon into a serving dish and set aside for 15 minutes to blend flavors.