Guacamole

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Not sure what it is this summer, but I’ve been on a guac kick like you wouldn’t believe! I never buy store made guacamole, because it just doesn’t taste as good as mine. I like mine simple, with a bit of kick. I find the trick is finding the right avocados for the job. I like to use them when they’re soft enough to scoop and easily mash with a fork, but still firm enough you can cut the avocado in half without it falling into a pile of mush.
What You’ll Need

  • 2 medium sized avocados
  • 1 tbsp Hellmann’s 1/2 the Fat Mayo
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp M & M Meat Shops Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
  • dash of lemon or lime juice

How To Put It Together

Slice your avocados in half. Run a knife vertically through the inside of the avocado, being careful not to poke all the way through. Make horizontal cuts the same way.
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I find it makes it easier to mash the avocado later, since it’s already “cubed”.
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Scoop the avocado into a bowl. Add the other ingredients. Mash together with a fork until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Add more garlic, less mayo, more chili sauce….whatever you want to get it taste “just right”.
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I like to serve mine with taco chips. Sure, veggies and pretzels are also fine and probably healthier options, but I LOVE this guac with Hint of Lime chips. SO GOOD.

 

 

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Jen’s Surprise-less Dip

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I never knew I really liked this kind of dip, because usually it’s made with imitation crab meat or pollock or something else that’s fishy that I don’t like. So that’s the “surprise” part. And usually I like surprises…but not in this case. My best friend’s recipe is super tasty and definitely fishless. A tip to making this is to make in a dish or pan with sides. It makes scooping easier. Also, grab scoop-style chips…for the same reason.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 brick of light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup light mayo
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 x 250mL jar of seafood sauce
  • Light shredded cheese
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • chopped bell peppers
  • A pan, dish with sides – trust me, makes scooping easier
  • Tostitos Scoops

How To Put It Together

Combine cream cheese, mayo and sour cream until completely blended. There shouldn’t be any clumps or lumps of cream cheese left. Spread it evenly along the bottom of pan. Then add a healthy¬†layer of seafood sauce. You might not use the whole thing and that’s okay! Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese on top to your liking. If you like it cheesy, go nuts, if you just want a taste, that’s fine too. Add a good sprinkle of chopped bell pepper and onion. Now scoop and try not to finish the whole pan to yourself.

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