The most joyful and blessed time of the year has arrived.
Hello Christmas! My favorite and special holiday that still play magic on me. . . May you never stop searching the skies on Christmas eve!
Food is a big part of the festivities, and why not deck the table with some relish hors d’oeuvres to wow everyone. Go beyond regular and add let your food presentation as well say it’s Christmas time.
At this time of the year, red and green are not just regular colors!
Guacamole tostitos scoops, are a beautiful and festive amuse bouche, to be on your christmas table. It’s always good to have an easy-to-pick-up food that requires no fork or spoon.
You will need:
- 20 tostitos scoops (tortilla chips)
- 1 big ripe avocado
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- lemon juice (as per your taste)
- diced capsicum for garnish
- sour cream optional
A very easy and last minute preparation, no efforts or time needed. All you have to do is to layer the ingredients in the tostitos scoops. Starting with the sour cream, (if you decided to put), then guacamole and finally garnish with the finely diced red capsicum. To make the guacamole, puree the avocado, roughly with a fork, (when it’s really ripe, you don’t need more than a fork to mash it) and mix it with garlic salt and lemon juice. Adjust the ingredients as per your taste, condiments are always subjective.
You will love these bites, and trust me they will disappear in seconds!
I wish you an extraordinary “reveillon” full of delicious food, warmth, blessings, lots of gifts, memories, laughter and love. Chocolate doesn’t come as a wish, i am sure it’s for granted 😉
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First allow me to do some myth busting!
Adding citrus juice to the guacamole doesn’t prevent browning. We only put lemon for the taste. Yes this the truth! What really works is preventing its exposure to air. Oxygen turns avocados brown.
How you should restrict oxygen from spoiling your guacamole?!
Place the guacamole in a bowl and flatten with the back of spoon to remove any air pocket, cover it with 2 layers of plastic wrap pressed firmly against the guacamole and put it in the fridge.
I promise this will prevent browning for 3-4 hours.
For a basic guacamole you need:
- one large ripe avocado
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 red onion finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- dash of salt to taste
Use a fork to mash the avocado. You can use a pastry blender, but i like my guacamole to be a little chunky.
Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. Why garlic powder, because it’s milder than the fresh one, it blends in better.
Add the lemon juice and the finely chopped onion. If you prefer guacamole with additional ingredients, you can stir in:
- or cilantro
- or peppers
- or parsley….
But for me i like guacamole where the seasoned avocados are the only event!
Try my sizzling chicken fajitas recipe with this delicious guacamole.
Posted in astuces, main dish
Tagged avocado, blog, chicken fajitas, fajitas, guacamole, how to do, how to prevent from browning, jaymmy, lemon myth, marmite et ponpon, recipe, sizzling chicken