I was actually taping a video about how to make my favorite guacamole when half way through the filming the camera shut off and I didn’t realize it till I had already made a ton of guacamole. So of course, I stuffed my face with fresh guacamole (after taking that picture for you guys, of course!) and decided it would have to be a post for now! The thing I love about guacamole is that everyone has their own way of making it, every restaurant and every person I have asked always has their own favorite spin on it. Mine is pretty simple, fruity, mild and tomato-less. You could find that totally boring or amazingly delicious but the fabulous thing about guacamole is that you start with an avocado and then it’s really up to you from there. So I’ve included my recipe below but I would love for you to comment, email and tweet me YOUR special guac recipes! Maybe we can make a Guac -Ten ways post and I can share some of your tips & tricks (and of course give you proper kudos!).
CASSANDRA’S FAVORITE GUAC
1 avocado : cut in half, pit removed, then cut horizontally and vertically a couple times before taking your knife around the edge by the skin and allowing the avocado to fall out of the shell
3 whooping tbsp of chopped onions
half of a mango diced
juice of half a lime
1/4 tsp of salt
Chips made from whole wheat pita’s cut into triangles and baked in the oven for 5 -10 minutes! Such an easy and delicious snack! Oh and did I mention it’s naturally VEGAN!? Win!
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There is nothing I love more than a good homemade veggie burger, if you read my article on The Diner you know that I have a penchant for seeking out killer veggie burgers. So when I saw this recipe while flipping through the pages of fitness magazine, I knew I had to try it! Can you believe I had never even attempted to make my own homemade veggie burger before? Blasphemy! I know! Well this burger combines my beloved veggie burger with a splash of Mexican flair for a tastebud knock out. Eat up kiddies!
Black Bean Fiesta Burger
Makes four burgers
1 15 ounce can of black beans drained and rinsed
1/2 cup of finely crushed blue corn tortilla chips
1/3 cup salsa
1/2 cup of reduced fat grated cheddar
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 scallion finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 large hamburger buns (optional)
2 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 butter lettuce leaves (optional)
First, blend or mash your black beans till they’re a chunky puree. Now stir in your crushed chips, salsa, black pepper, cheddar, egg and scallions. Set the mixture aside for 10 minutes then shape into four patties. Next, place the patties on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or overnight. When your ready to eat up your delicious creation simply put a teaspoon of oil in a large non stick skillet on your stove top. Cook each side till golden brown just like a regular burger and then remove from the heat. You can serve them however you like, on a toasted bun or whole wheat pita, I would probably just keep it on the butter lettuce and top with salsa and maybe a little more cheese if I was feeling naughty!
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Girls’ night is simply not complete with out a pitcher of sangria and huge bowl of freshly made guacamole with chips. Granted, most girls’ night are self professed “calorie free zones” when it comes to my ladies but I couldn’t help but try to find an even healthier lower in fat alternative to our favorite green godliness! Avocados have a ton of good for you fats and the added edamame in the recipe will make you feel fuller faster and give you an extra punch of protein.
Good for You
1 12oz. pkg frozen shelled edamame
1 lime, zested and juiced
1 avocado, halved, pitted and cubed
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped scallions
2 tbs fat-free or tofu sour cream
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 tsp. hot sauce
1 8oz. bag of baked tortilla chips
Cook edamame and let cool for 10 mins. In a blender, puree edamame, lime juice, lime zest and next ingredients till smooth, adding 1 tbs water at a time if too thick. Season with salt and pepper and serve with your favorite baked tortilla chips.