Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Guacamole Pico de Gallo and Homemade Chips

Avocados. Are they a fruit or a vegetable? I tend to eat them with other vegetables (salads, sandwiches etc) and therefore usually  just think of them as a vegetable. However, they are a fruit.  They grow on trees and have the seed (the pit) inside.  Either way, I LOVE avocados. Nothing is better to me than homemade guacamole and warm tortilla chips. On Sunday night I made my favorite style which is a combination of pico de gallo and guacamole. Instead of a creaming the avocado, I dice it.

Guacamole Pico de Gallo

4 Avocado
3 Tomatos
1 Small yellow onion
1 Jalapeno
Garlic Powder
Lime juice


1. Dice onions, jalapenos, tomatos and avocados (I do it in that order because I prefer to cut the messy ingredients last). Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a large spoon.

2. Mince the cilantro. How much you use depends on personal taste. I like a very strong flavor so I use a bunch. Add to other ingredients.

3. Add Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper to taste.

4. Use a small amount of Lime Juice to mixture. This will help keep the avocados from turning brown.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Corn Tortillas 
Spray Cooking Oil


1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Spray cooking oil on both sides of tortillas.

3. Stack 6 tortillas and cut into quarters.

4. Place tortillas quarters onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.

5. Bake until golden brown and edges start to turn up (about 7 minutes).

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