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March 16, 2014

Skinny Sexy Snacks - Homemade Guacamole with "cheese " quesadillas!


Homemade Guacamole with "cheese " quesadillas!

I love homemade guacamole! I think that it's such an easy treat to make and so good for you too! Everyone makes theirs a little bit differently and I love tasting them all ! Even the ones with bacon , sage and blue cheese!

This batch I made for my husband who's currently suffering from a nasty winters end cold. Full of chopped garlic , poblano pepper and lots of onion , I don't think that you could ask for a healthier , brighter snack to lift sagging sun deprived spirits !

I served it to him in bed with melty vegan cheese quesadillas cut into triangles and he declared it perfect! I think the kiss helped too! ( at least I hope so!) If he hadn't such a nasty cold, they would have been goat cheese quesadillas...too much dairy, too much kleenex !

The key to a great guacamole ? The avocados of course! They should be giving to the touch , but not too soft. For a good sized batch you should use about 4 of them.

Scoop them into a bowl and mix them until creamy with 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic, the juices of half a lemon and half an orange , 1/2 a diced onion, sea salt to taste, cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon of cumin and two tablespoons of chopped green chiles! I also add diced cucumber , simply because I can!

To serve, take a few corn tortillas, warm them in a pan and add some shredded vegan cheese. Let it melt and fold each tortilla in half. Crisp on both sides and cut each one in half. Serve them with salsa and the guacamole which you've sprinkled with salted pepitas. ( pumpkin seeds!)

Ps. If you've got some dip left over, put it into an airtight bowl along with two of the avocado pits.This keeps the guacamole from getting brown! Quite a nifty trick!