Alright. So I’m a New Englander. I am bias.
That certainly doesn’t change the fact that I love food. I love to eat. And I love cooking for friends while
talking to friends and watching football.
This weekend is the mecca for parties if you live in the Tri-state area or New England. Or you love football.
super bowl parties = dips, chips, wings & beer
I am definitely not telling you to shun those things, I am here to give you a healthy alternative to the ruffled lay and thick sour cream dip. SO you should make this and bring it to your next party, whether it’s this weekend or next.
Unless of course you are coming to my house. Don’t make it. I am.
Heart Healthy Guacamole with Spicy Tortilla Chips
4 ripe Haas avocados
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)y
8 dashes Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 medium tomato, seeded and small-diced
Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl. (I use my hands.) Immediately add the lemon juice, Tabasco, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper.
Serve at room temperature with Spicy Tortilla Strips or your favorite store bought tortilla chip!
Spicy Tortilla Chips
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 1/2 Tablespoons canola oil
3/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut tortillas in half, and cut each half into 5 strips to form 60 strips. Divide the tortillas strips evenly among two baking sheets lines with parchment paper and coated with cooking spray.
Brush strips evenly with canola oil. Combine cumin and red pepper in a small bowl, and sprinkle over strips. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until browned, rotating baking sheets after 5 minutes.
Serve with Guacamole or your favorite dip!
Have fun, drink responsibly and GO PATS!