How is every one's weekend? It feels nice to have a long weekend to relax and eat. Boy, did we eat. To name a few, we went to Toronto Ribfest, Smoke's Poutinerie, Montana's, and many more. Lots of meaty goodness there, but I'm looking forward to something lighter and greener now.
Like guacamole! Mole...
Isn't that the cutest juicer? My mom found it and helped me with this photo shoot. =)
I know guacamole isn't something baked, but at least the tortilla chips were - not by us though. ;)
Recipe adapted from Food Network Kitchens Favourite Recipes
(Makes about 4-6 servings)
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
2 teaspoons of salt
1/4 medium red onion, minced
3 ripe avocados
1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons of lime juice
- Smash the garlic cloves and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the salt. Put in a bowl with the onion.
- Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, twist and lift the pits out. Use a spoon to scoop the avocado out of the peel. Place in the onion mixture.
- Mix the tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and the remaining salt with the avocados.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips! We bought the Tostitos Scoops tortilla chips, the little bowls are a great bite size!
This guacamole was a great summer snack (yes, we finished it already). Next time, Howard said he would add more lime and jalapeno but cut back on the cilantro. But note, he doesn't like cilantro. I love cilantro, but agree with his addition of lime and jalapeno.
We hope everyone had a great long weekend (Canada Day and Independence Day)! Time to start up the barbecue for dinner now... then continue to episode 9 of A Pasta in Love. Look, I'm watching dramas featuring food now!