Mock Guacamole

This sour cream dip may look like guacamole, but the green color comes from roasted sweet peppers. If you grow your own peppers, this appetizer is a great way to enjoy them.

Mock Guacamole
Yield: 1-1/2 cups Prep 10 mins Cook 15 mins


  • 1 pound sweet green peppers
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 6 cilantro stems with leaves
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Extra cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Make It

1. Roast peppers over an open flame on stove top or under broiler, turning occasionally until charred all over, about 15 minutes. Place peppers in brown paper bag; seal; let cool. Remove peppers from bag. Halve peppers lengthwise; remove stems and seeds. Scrape off skins.

2. Blend peppers, onion, garlic, salt, oregano, black pepper, lime juice and cilantro in blender or small food processor until smooth. Scrape into small bowl. Stir in sour cream. Garnish with cilantro, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips. Makes 1-1/2 cups.