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Cooking / Guacamole

11 Dec

Guacamole has become a favorite in my house recently. I’ve made my husband a guac convert! He’s still not keen about avocados but guac seems to be a completely different story. ūüôā

Today, I’m going to share my guacamole recipe with you! I wasn’t very good at getting the right balance of ingredients until a few months ago (maybe that’s why he didn’t like it). ūüôā We visited Plaza Azteca, an amazing Mexican restaurant, and watched them make the guac table side. ¬†I have now learned all their secrets!

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Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados
  • Bunch of roughly chopped Cilantro
  • 1/4 ¬†Yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp Jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1/2 Roma Tomato, diced
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Place avocado, lime juice and a pinch  salt in a bowl and begin cutting together with two knives.
  2. Add onions, tomato, and jalapeno and combine with a spoon.
  3. Sprinkle in cilantro and another bit of salt and mix.
  4. Sample with tortilla chips and adjust if necessary
  • If bland: add a little salt or lime juice

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Dinner: Avocado Tomato Grilled Cheese

19 Mar

B and I love simple meals. We are low maintenance when it comes to food prep and meal difficulty. Most of the time for lunches and dinners, you’ll see us eating sandwiches, tacos, mac and cheese, hot dogs, soup, or spaghetti. Simple, flavorful meals.

This night, he wanted grilled cheese and I wanted to use the avocado in our fridge. Grilled cheese can be dressed up so many ways. One of my favorite sandwich recipe sites features countless ideas to reinvent the grilled cheese sandwich.

Please disregard the plasticy cheese in the lower left corner. Resolve: I need better cheese on hand. However, plastic cheese seems to last forever.
1) Slice

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2) LayerIMG_0895 3) Panini press

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4) Cut and serve
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Ingredients

  • Sliced Bread
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Cheese
  • Mayo (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Directions

  • Turn on Panini press. If you don’t have one just use a regular fry pan.
  • Peel and slice avocado and tomato
  • Brush two slices of bread on one side¬†with olive oil
  • Spread mayo the other side of one of the pieces of bread and layer cheese, avocado, and tomato on top.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and lay the second piece of bread on top (olive oil side out).
  • Cook in panini press or pan
  • Slice in half and serve!

I served these sandwiches along side raw carrots and tortilla chips and guacamole. I would also recommend a fresh green or fruit salad.