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Cinco De Mayo: Guacamole

I made this guacamole for a potluck lunch I went to for Cinco De Mayo today.  This recipe comes from Alton Brown.

3 avocados
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, finely grated

Scoop the avocados out of their skin and place in a large bowl.  Add the lime juice and toss to coat.  Drain out the extra lime juice from the bowl and reserve.


Add the salt, cumin and cayenne pepper and mash with a potato masher.  Mash to desired consistency.  I like to leave it a little chunky.


Fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic and 1 Tablespoon of the reserved lime juice.



Avodaco, Tomato and Bacon Salsa


This salsa is amazing!  I brought it to my Tuesday night Bible study instead of a salad last week.  Everyone loved it and ate every last bite!  This recipe came from a Sandra Lee magazine, but I did made a couple small changes.

4 Avocados, chopped
3 Small Tomatoes, chopped
Juice of 1 Lemon
Handful of Cilantro, chopped
Salt & Pepper, to taste
2 Bacon Sliced, cooked and crumbled
Tortilla Chips, for serving

Gently stir together all ingredients, except for the tortilla chips.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Angel Hair Pasta with Avocado and Tomatoes

Tonight’s dinner was inspired by the ever increasing pile of tomatoes on my kitchen counter. I have been trying to figure out what to do with them for a few days now. I found this recipe on the Betty Crocker app on the iPod today. It was a great use for tomatoes, was very quick to make and was very tasty!


8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated.
3/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (or 1 Tbsp Dried Basil)
1 large avocado, peeled and cut into small cubes
4 medium tomatoes, cut into small cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta.  While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Cook the garlic for about a minute and remove from heat.
Add the basil, tomatoes, avocado and pasta to the garlic saucepan.  Toss to combine.  Season with salt and pepper.
Super easy!  Super Quick!  Super Delish!