Thursday, April 7, 2016

Friday Food: Roasted Garlic Guacamole w/ Help-Yourself Garnishes

Huge fans of guacamole and how good it is for you.  Throw some garlic into the mix and game over. This one is great and can be used as a snack or for bringing to the party.  Enjoy.

-6 large cloves garlic, unpeeled
-6 ripe medium avocados
-1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed
-2 tbsp fresh lime juice
-1 tsp salt
-3/4 cup Mexican queso fresco, salted pressed farmer's cheese, or firm goat cheese
-3/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
-3/4 cup sliced pickled jalapeƱos
-1/2 cup crumbled crips-fried bacon
-1 16 ounce bag, large tortilla chips

 -To prepare guacamole: place unpeeled garlic in a small dry skillet over medium heat; cook, turning occasionally, until soft and blackened in spots, 10 to 15 minutes.  Cool, then slip off the skin; finely chop.  Scoop avocado flesh into a large bowl.  Add the garlic, cilantro and lime juice to taste.  Coarsely mash everything together.  Season with salt.  Transfer to a serving bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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