Salsa and Guacamole

Hate spending 30 minutes on an appetizer, only to have them gobbled up in 12 seconds? How about some salsa and guacamole? The best part is, you can always add to this recipe.  This is just a baseline. If you want more spice, add it. If you want more lime flavor, add it. Taste as you go to see how you are doing. But remember, you can always ADD, but you can’t TAKE OUT once it’s been added!

This is honestly some of the best tasting salsa guacamole you will ever have.  It is so easy and quick to make that it can be a perfect appetizer, even for the most rushed of dinners. Try it with blue tortilla chips.

To make the Salsa, you will need:

* 1   28 oz can of whole tomatoes (we prefer Muir Glen fire roasted!)

* 1 Jalepeno, diced (If you like spicy, leave the seeds in. If not, remove them. You’ve been warned.)

* 1 Red Onion, skin removed and chopped

* 2 – 3 Tablespoons Cilantro, rough chopped

* Juice of 2 Limes

* Salt to taste

* A Blender

Put all the ingredients in the blender and pulse until the mixture is fully blended. (About 45 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes, depending on your blender). Repeat with remaining ingredients if necessary. Add salt and lime to taste. You can also add cayenne pepper if you want some more heat.

Serve immediately. Refrigerate up to 4 days.


To make the Guacamole:

* 4 Avocados, peeled

* 1/2 Cup of Salsa

* Juice of 1 Lime (start with half of the juice, taste, and add the rest if you prefer)

* Dash of cummin

* Salt to taste

So how do you peel the avocados? An easy tip for getting the huge seed out of the avocado is to use a larger sharp knife to penetrate the seed, then turn the knife clockwise (which will loosen the seed), then discard the seed. Be VERY careful not to penetrate your hand with the knife. This can be tricky, so if you are unsure, use a spoon to ladle the seed out.

Add the salsa to the avocados, then add the remaining ingredients to the blender. Blend well until creamy and rich, about 1 minute. Serve immediately. Refrigerate in an airtight container for 4 days.


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