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Guacamole three ways

Avocado + salsa + sour cream + chips = yum! Now you just need a pitcher of margaritas, a cabana by the beach and some Latin music.. OK, even if you don’t have those last three, you can still enjoy chips and guac any day! ūüôā¬†Here, a very simple way to make guacamole three ways –¬†done progressively for max efficiency and ease!

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Ingredients

  • Avocados
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Pico de Gallo or fresh salsa
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Salt as needed
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

  • You’ll make the three varieties of guacamole in a progressive fashion – starting simple and adding to it
  • Start by¬†mashing all avocadoes in a bowl
  • Remove about a third of the mashed avocado, add some garlic and/or lemon juice and salt if you wish, and set aside – this is your first bowl
  • With the 2/3rds remaining avocado, mix in some salsa (this is a great quick way to make guacamole) – set aside half of this mixture
  • With the remaining avocado/salsa mixture, add in some yogurt
  • Garnish with extra ingredients!
  • Serve with tortilla chips
  • There you go – guacamole – three ways!

dit-elle-Esther

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

A great variety of deviled eggs that adds yummy avocado to a protein rich appetizer!

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Ingredients

  • 6 large hard boiled eggs, cooled and peeled
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¬ľ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • chili powder, for garnish

Instructions

  • Cut eggs in half and remove yolks
  • In a bowl, mash yolks and avocados
  • Stir in cilantro, chives, lime juice, salt, and red pepper flakes
  • Scoop filling into egg whites with a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop
  • Refrigerate until serving
  • Sprinkle with chili powder and serve!

Thanks ElanasPantry!

dit-elle-Esther

Yellow Squash Guacamole // Paleo // Whole30

My father in law has a big garden.¬† I loooove that we get to go over for a visit, and then he sends us home with a bag fool of yummy home grown veggies!!¬† I’ll be honest.¬† I made this and took these pictures a month ago, and am just getting around to blogging the recipe-whoops!¬† Hopefully, you can still get your hands on some kind of squash that is ok to eat raw, because this was amazing and a great way to sneak in some veggies/aka totally healthy!Blog Paleo Squash Guacomole-1 Blog Paleo Squash Guacomole-2 Ingredients

You can totally play with these measurements of ingredients.¬† I honestly don’t even remember how much of what I used-sorry!!¬† I sometimes just throw a bunch of ingredients in the Cuisinart, hope for the best, and then add a little more of this or that as needed.¬† This time it worked! ūüôā

  • One medium to large yellow squash
  • 2 Avocados
  • 10 Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Baby onions, or about 1/3 cup diced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves (you could use the typical cilantro as well, but I love my Trader Joe’s $2.99 Basil plant!¬† Mainly, because it’s still ALIVE! haha :))
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Juice from half of a lime (not necessary, but an added bonus)

Directions

  • Cut off the ends of the yellow squash, cut into 1 inch slices and toss in the Cuisinart.¬† I keep the skin on…
  • Throw everything else in there and pulse a few times.¬† The squash is the main thing that needs to be shredded first, everything else pulses up pretty quickly.
  • Serve on top of any kind of grilled fish/meat, with chips, pitas, sweet potato or plantain chips.¬† Really, you can do whatever you want with this!

Tips

This is best served right away.¬† The liquid from the squash tends to leak out the longer it sits, which might not be so appealing to some if you make it too much ahead of time ūüôā¬† I still ate leftovers the next day, but I really hate seeing food go to waste, and it still tasted yummy!¬† You could probably use a lot of different veggies in this.¬† Carrots, zucchini, eggplant (?? Not a big fan, but to each his own :)).¬† The main goal is to slip some extra vitamin enriched goodness into something that everyone loves-guacamole!dit-elle-Lauren

Grilled Chicken, Sweet Pototato, and Onion with Basil Guacamole // Paleo // Whole30

Here’s another super simple healthy Paleo and Whole30 recipe for you.¬† I don’t know why, but I always feel so bada$$ when I grill on my own!¬† Am I the only female that feels that way?¬† Sounds totally sexist, but usually it’s such a nice excuse not to cook break to have the Huz do the grilling.¬† It’s so easy, less dishes to cook, and I swear everything tastes better off the grill… This dinner was no exception!Blog BBQ Paleo Whole30 Chicken Sweet Potato Grilled Onion with Basil Guacamole-1Ingredients (Would serve 4)

For the Guacamole

  • 10 grape tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 1 large avocados
  • 1 inch cut of red onion
  • Salt and pepper to to taste
  • 5 Fresh Basil Leaves // Honestly, I didn’t have any cilantro, so I used basil (I had it) and LOVE the change of flavor from the usual guacamole!
  • Sea salt and Pepper to taste

Pulse all this in a Cuisinart or blender until chunky.

For the BBQ

  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes cut in half
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Dried Rosemary

Directions

  • Light your grill to medium heat
  • Cut the sweet potato in half and pierce with a fork, lightly coat with Olive Oil, S&P, and dried rosemary.
  • Once preheated, Place Sweet Potatoes on the grill first, because they take longer to cook.¬† Make sure they cook for 15 minutes before you add other items to grill.¬† I placed them directly on the grill-no tinfoil.
  • Lightly coat chicken in olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and rosemary.¬† Set aside.
  • Peel and cut the onion into 4ths (about 3/4″ slices), then lightly coat with olive oil, S&P, and rosemary
  • Once sweet potato has cooked for 15, add chicken and onion.¬† Cook both of those for 8-10 on each side (depending on size of the chicken)
  • Layer sweet potato, guacamole, chicken, a little more quacamole, with onion on the side.

ENJOY!

dit-elle-Lauren

Guacamole

This is my basic, go to, never fail- guacamole recipe. Enjoy with tortilla chips, tacos or fresh cut veggies.blog guacamole2

Ingredients

  • 5-6¬†ripe avocados
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed and divided
  • 2 tomatoes, diced and divided
  • Bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
  • Lemon juice and/or some lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • Heat some olive oil in skillet
  • Add onion and saut√© until mostly done
  • Add garlic (careful not to let it¬†brown as it turns bitter) and half of the diced tomatoes and saut√© for 30-60 seconds more
  • Remove from heat
  • Peel/core avocadoes and mash coarsely with a fork
  • Add the saut√©ed onion/garlic/tomato to the avocados along with the rest of the fresh chopped¬†tomatoes, chopped cilantro, lemon juice, salt
  • Add some additional fresh crushed garlic if desired, salt and more lemon juice to taste
  • Mix to desired consistency, serve fresh or let sit and flavors¬†will meld

Serve with tortilla chips or cut fresh vegetables!blog guacamole 1

Super mom tip: don’t have time to chop onions and tomatoes and cilantro? Get some Pico de Gallo and save a step or three!dit-elle-Esther