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So Cali Guacamole + Home Baked Chips!

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  • Feb 1 2013

  • Posted by: Candice

Be a gracious host, serve up your guests with “waist-friendly” foods. that won’t leave them feeling as guilty as sin. This recipe contains plenty of FWB’s and with the addition of home baked  tortilla chips!?  That means they are not processed or full of preservatives. So indulge and enjoy.. you deserve it darling! xx

SoCali Guacamole and Home-Baked Chips

Serves 8

FWB Avocado: Shiny, healthy hair and glowing skin

While pulling together some guac for a few girlfriends who were on their way over I discovered that I was short on avocados. Since the amount I had couldn’t possibly feed the number of hungry gals on their way, I reached out for the nonfat Greek yogurt to bulk it up. The yogurt bulked up the quantity without added fat and added a nice tang to boot. Paired with lean and tasty homemade chips, I had accidentally stumbled on a win-win combo, which for me, was like discovering a new medical breakthrough!

For the chips

8 10-inch flour or whole wheat tortillas

4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For the guacamole

3 avocados, halved and pitted

1/2 small yellow onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 lime

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

To make the chips, heat the oven to 350°F. Mix the oregano, cayenne, and salt together in a small bowl or ramekin and set aside. Place a tortilla on a cutting board and brush with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with the spice mixture and then slice it in half. Divide each half into quarters so you end up with 8 triangles from each tortilla. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and place them on 2 rimmed baking sheets so the triangles are just barely touching one another (you may need to toast them in 2 batches).

Bake the tortillas until browned and crisp, 12 to 14 minutes, rotating the baking sheet midway through cooking. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely before transferring them to a large serving bowl.

While the chips cool make the guacamole. Halve the avocados and use a spoon to scoop the avocado from the skin (or just peel away the skin) and place in a medium bowl. With a fork, gently smash and stir the avocado, breaking it up into a chunky mass. Add the onions and the yogurt and stir to combine, then add the soy sauce, cayenne, and a squeeze of lime juice. Stir to combine and taste with a chip, adding more salt if needed. Serve it up to your hungry crew, preferably straight away (or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours, tops).

Slim Scoop

For an even skinnier version, serve the guac with jicama sticks doused with fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of cayenne (a pretty terrific snack on its own, btw!).


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  • http://twitter.com/ChicModern Chic Modern Vintage

    That looks yummie!

  • http://www.chicmodernvintage.blogspot.com/ Tonia B.

    That looks yummie!

    • CandiceKumai

      sooo good right!? Try it with chocolate chip pumpkin bread! Wait for my article manana!! xxxo

  • http://twitter.com/ChicModern Chic Modern Vintage

    Pumpkin Butter, looks yummie especially on raisin bread, which I normally melt cheese on.

  • http://www.chicmodernvintage.blogspot.com/ Tonia B.

    Pumpkin Butter, looks yummie especially on raisin bread, which I normally melt cheese on.

  • CandiceKumai

    sooo good right!? Try it with chocolate chip pumpkin bread! Wait for my article manana!! xxxo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543889800 Daniella Ivette Mendoza

    Delish! I so wanna try this one, too bad we don’t have canned pumpkin here in Venezuela *sob* but we do have quite a sale in pumpkin this week, I just bought some (in fact, I’m eating one pumpkin dish a day this month, yum!)…I guess I’d have to cook the pumpkin. I’ll try this and post a picture! Did I mention I adore pumpkin? Yeah, hehehe…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543889800 Daniella Ivette Mendoza

    Delish! I so wanna try this one, too bad we don’t have canned pumpkin here in Venezuela *sob* but we do have quite a sale in pumpkin this week, I just bought some (in fact, I’m eating one pumpkin dish a day this month, yum!)…I guess I’d have to cook the pumpkin. I’ll try this and post a picture! Did I mention I adore pumpkin? Yeah, hehehe…

  • Anonymous

    Daniella! You absolutely can roast a regular pumpkin,clean out, roast, puree it up in a food processor, then follow the rest of the directions! xxxo

  • stilettochef

    Daniella! You absolutely can roast a regular pumpkin,clean out, roast, puree it up in a food processor, then follow the rest of the directions! xxxo

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  • Mercy_0606

    Made the pumpkin butter. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Mercy_0606

    Made the pumpkin butter. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Tammy Nguyen

    sounds so delish! u00a0How long does this last for if I put in the fridge to store? u00a0Would love to make a big batch and give them out as gifts :)

  • Tammy Nguyen

    sounds so delish!  How long does this last for if I put in the fridge to store?  Would love to make a big batch and give them out as gifts :)

  • Tracy

    I love how happy your words make me feel.n

    • Anonymous

      I love hoe happy they make you feel as well! Enjoy! xoxou00a0

  • Tracy

    I love how happy your words make me feel.

    • stilettochef

      I love hoe happy they make you feel as well! Enjoy! xoxo 

  • Weber_christie

    What are some other seasonal butters to make. Maybe for gift baskets for the holidays?

  • Weber_christie

    What are some other seasonal butters to make. Maybe for gift baskets for the holidays?