I had a couple of friends over for Cinco de Mayo Margaritas and snacks. As always, I like to make fresh food rather than running to the store for chips and dip.
I made a dip that required a roasted peeled red pepper so I headed down to the grill to roast it. Since I also planned to make guacamole, I grabbed a couple of scallions and a fresh bright jalapeno along with the red pepper. I sprayed a little olive oil on the scallion and jalapeno and charred each. These became part of the guacamole.
Before continuing, I must share with you where I have had the best guacamole. It is at Cantina Laredo. I love when the waiter brings all the fresh ingredients to the table and makes a personalized batch. My sister and I have gone there and shared the guacamole for dinner! It's that good.
Well I made my own version last night and I liked it just the same. The only reason I would rank Cantina Laredo's version above mine is the entertainment of having the guacamole made tableside.
Since I rarely eat chips, I decided on my favorite "full fat" chip, Sesame Blues, but I couldn't find them anywhere (disappointing). In discussion about it with the department head at Whole Foods, he suggested I try "Food Should Taste Good" Blue Corn chips with Quinoa, Flax, Sunflower and Sesame Seed, Soy and Brown Rice. They are good, but I am still a fan of the "Sesame Blues"!
Nutritionally, Sesame Blues have about 10 more calories and 1 more gram of fat per serving. Surprisingly the Sesame Blues also have 1 gram more of Protein. I am hoping they aren't off the market, because I will get them the next time I decide to eat chips (maybe they are not stocking them because I eat them so rarely!!)
This was my Guacamole version:
1 large avocado
Juice of 1 small juicy lime
1-2 roasted scallions, chopped
1 large roasted jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, chopped.
A sprinkling of garlic powder to taste
I roughly mashed the avocado then added the additional ingredients. That was it and it was delicious. In fact, I just had some on my morning egg and corn tortilla taco.