Chip and guacamole recipe

15 Jun
This is delicious and the perfect accompaniment to veggie fajita’s!

Chip Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 ounce) package corn tortillas
  • non-fat cooking spray (butter flavored)
  • popcorn salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray cookie sheet and set aside.
  3. Spray each tortilla shell lightly on each side; sprinkle lightly with popcorn salt.
  4. Using kitchen scissors (or knife), cut into one inch wide strips (if using for tortilla soup) or cut into wedges (if using to dip with).
  5. Put on cookie sheets in one layer, laying as close to each other as possible without overlapping.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for just a few minutes (3 to 4 minutes watching closely for burning) till they turn a very light brown.
  7. Remove and enjoy hot or cold.
Perfect Guacamole

Guacamole Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • A dash of freshly grated black pepper
  • 1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped

Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.

Method

1 Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel,

2 Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon,n a mixing bowl. salt and pepper and mash some more. Chili peppers vary individually in their hotness. So, start with a half of one chili pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness. Be careful handling the peppers; wash your hands thoroughly after handling and do not touch your eyes or the area near your eyes with your hands for several hours.

Keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve.

Remember that much of this is done to taste because of the variability in the fresh ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust to your taste.

3 Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.

4 Just before serving, add the chopped tomato to the guacamole and mix.

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