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Guacamole

Guacamole

Fresh guacamole is much better than store-bought and it’s pretty easy to make. You also don’t have to worry about all those preservatives. It’s always good to know exactly what you’re eating.

However, some homemade guacamole can be bland. The garlic, salt, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes in this recipe will ensure this guac will stand out.

Guacamole

January 11, 2014
: Easy

If you make this ahead of time, cover the surface with plastic wrap (so that it touches the guacamole) and put it in the refrigerator. This will keep it from turning brown.

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Ingredients
  • Avocados, 2 ripe.
  • Onion, about 1/4 cup chopped fine or minced.
  • Garlic, 1 clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Lemon juice, about 2 teaspoons or to taste
  • Ground Cumin, 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Red Pepper Flakes, about 1/4 tsp.
Directions
  • Step 1 Halve and pit the avocados and scoop the flesh into a bowl.
  • Step 2 Mash the avocados coarse with a fork and stir in the onion, the garlic paste, the lemon juice, the cumin, and the red pepper flakes.
10-Minute Crostini

10-Minute Crostini

Have crostini – will travel.

Traveling is great for sampling new food and getting new recipes but I didn’t have good food in my mind when I checked into a hotel directly off the highway in New York this past weekend. It just goes to show that you can be inspired in the least likely of places.

And the least likely place I expected to find culinary creativity was at the Renaissance Hotel in White Plains, New York.

Sitting at the bar we were a little hungry so I ordered several appetizers. One of them was a guacamole crostini where the avocado melted in our mouth and fresh salsa refreshed our palates. This one I knew would be a keeper and one that could be easily reproduced. Here’s how I recreated it:

10-Minute Crostini

July 16, 2013
: 10 min
: Super Easy

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Ingredients
  • Guacamole (Buy already made or make it yourself by mashing two avocados with half a small onion, chopped. Add a tablespoon or two of lime juice or lemon juice if you don’t have lime, one mashed garlic clove, a 1/2 tsp. of cumin.)
  • Sliced Italian bread, toasted.
  • Fresh salsa (You could make this too but I used the store-bought fresh salsa found in the produce section of most supermarkets)
  • Olive oil, salt.
Directions
  • Step 1 Drizzle toast with olive oil. Add a sprinkle of salt.
  • Step 2 Spread guacamole on bread and then top with fresh salsa.