Sunday, December 23, 2018

Best Ever Homemade Guacamole - Avocado Dip


Tip: Read directions completely before preparing.

Ingredients:
8 large, Hass avocados
½ lime, fresh squeezed lime juice
¼ cup, Roma tomato, minced
¼ cup, white onion, minced
¼ cup packed, cilantro, minced
3 large cloves, garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon, sea salt
¼ teaspoon, fresh ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon, ground comino (cumin)
1/2 jalapeno, slice lengthwise, seeds and veins removed, finely minced
(Leave the seeds and veins if you like it hot and add the whole finely minced jalapeno! For even spicier Guacamole use a Serrano pepper.)

Directions:
Mince the tomato, white onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and garlic. Using a large bowl add the onions, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, salt, black pepper, lime juice, and comino (cumin).


To prepare the avocados, pop off the dried stem from all the avocados and discard the stem. 


Slice the avocados in half. And carefully remove and discard the pit.



Scoop out of shell with a spoon. Place in the bowl with the other ingredients.


Then using a fork mash avocados and mix to desired chunky consistency.



Tip: Serve with your favorite tortilla chips for a dip, or use with your favorite Mexican dish. Great on fajita tacos! I take this dish to all my family gatherings! It disappears!

Bacon and Green Onion Cheese Ball


Tip: Read directions completely before preparing.

Ingredients:

(For Cheese Ball)
1/4 cup brown sugar ham, finely chopped
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon Hidden Valley, Garden Green Onion Mix

(For Rolling Cheese Ball)
1/8 cup real bacon Bits, (I use Oscar Mayer)
1/8 cup green onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup Colby Jack or Mild Cheddar cheese, finely shredded/cut

Directions:

(For Preparing Cheese Ball)
In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine green onion, brown sugar Ham, cream cheese and Garden Green Onion Mix. When mixed well, form ball out of the mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours, or overnight.






(For Rolling Cheese Ball)
Before serving, in a medium-size mixing bowl, combine the real bacon bits, green onion, and cheddar cheese, and roll the cheese balls in the mixture.  Enjoy!




 Tip: This cheese ball is great with buttery crackers!