Tuesday, May 10, 2011

#102 Battling for Homemade Guacamole and Chips

Cinco De Mayo litereally means the Fifth of May and this day is celebrated across Mexico and the US as a day of celebration of the Mexican heritage and pride. The date is observed as a festival in the state of Puebla where the Mexican Army was victorious at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862 when they overpowered a large French army to their credit. Enough of history and on to some good grub:)

I can eat avocado in any form and love... love... love... Guacamole!!
R on the other hand prefers real spicy salsa and both of us are looking for any occassion to make some fresh Chips to scoop up our favorite condiments.... so here's our excuse to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.
My daughter V has her own version of Guacomole where she omits red onions adding Spanish onions instead and she leaves out the cilantro.


Avocado- 2 soft ripe ones
Lime - juice of 1 whole lime
Red onions- 1 Tblspn
Chopped Tomatoes- 1 Tblspn
Chopped Cilantro- 1 Tblspn
Chopped Jalapeno pepper- 1 whole de-seeded.
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Take a sharp knife and slice each avocado into two running the knife across from stem downward.
2. Seperate the two halves and using the knife tap on the seed to lift it with the blade, and slip the seed off of the fruit.
3. Toss the round seed and scoop up the flesh with a teaspoon on to a bowl. Toss the thick dark green skin. Crush the flesh in the bowl with the back of the spoon.
4. To this add the tomato, cilantro, onion jalapeno, juice of lime, salt and pepper and mix until everything is well incorporated. Taste and season if needed.

Instant Chips

Corn or Flour Tortillas- 1 Pack of any store bought variety
(Mine are Whole wheat Spinach tortillas from Ortega)

1.  Take each tortilla and fold into quarters. Using kitchen shears cut the quarters and each quarter into two.
2. Spread them on an ungreased cookie sheet evenly in one layer.
3. Bake on 350 degrees for about 5-10 mins and remove before it turns color.
4. Make sure that the wedges turn crispy but not brown. Scoop into delicious guacamole and Salsa and enjoy.

Those sandwiches up there,  are simply Arugula, Pepperjack Cheese, Tomato and guacamole grilled in whole wheat bread.... The fun part was when we tried to see who grabbed the last chip off the cup. We ran out of chips so fast we had to get some crackers from the pantry because that awesome guacamole was too good to resist!!


  1. sounds perfect Malli...sooper doooper dish..gorgeous clicks..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  2. what an awesome fare malli- slurp ! the guacamole keeps me hooked !

  3. Hello Malli, pls email me your address for the giveaway prize @ Announcement of Mother’s Day Giveaway! so I can send it to u soon?

  4. Your homemade guac and chips looks fantastic, and that sandwich looks amazing too!

  5. Blackswan,
    I just emailed my address to you .... thanks

  6. That sandwich sounds (and looks) delicious. We also love, love, love guacamole! I'm glad you shared this recipe. It will be nice to make a homemade version that sounds so easy. :)

  7. sandwich looks so delicious and perfectly made !!

  8. I must admit I'm really impressed with your explanation for the Avocado. Very useful for starters like me and others who have not yet tasted avocado. The chips and the guacamole are indeed too good to resist :-)

  9. My family and I are great fans of Mexican food, esp Tex-Mex. However, I've never been bold enough to try some of our favorites at home- don't ask me why. Your guacamole recipe sounds like a good starting point :)

  10. What a delicious take on the sandwich! I MUST try it!!


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