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Guilt-Free Chips and Guacamole

We are so lucky to have avocados readily available year round in California and there is a rarely a week that goes by that I do not pick up a couple of these green beauties from my local farmers market. Not only are avocados sinfully delicious, but they are packed with omega 3 fatty acids and are high in monounsaturated fat which can help increase “good” cholesterol while lowering “bad” cholesterol.

One of my favorite ways to serve avocados is to make a batch of fresh chips and guacamole. To keep the dish healthy, I avoid the deep fried tortilla chips and instead bake my own tortilla chips. I promise that once you try this easy to make recipe, you will never buy the store bought chips and guacamole again.

BAKED TORTILLA CHIPS

Ingredients:
-10 corn tortillas
-Canola or olive oil spray
-Pinch of salt

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Cut the each tortilla into 4-6 triangle shaped pieces.
-Spray a large cookie sheet with oil, lay cut tortillas on cookie sheet about 1/4 inch apart, evenly coat each tortilla chip with a conservative amount of the spray oil, then sprinkle salt over the chips.
-Bake for 5-10 minutes until the chips are a light brown color. Serve immediately.

GUACAMOLE

Ingredients:
-2 ripe avocados
-2 small Roma tomatoes
-1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
-1/8 cup finely diced red onion (optional)
-1 teaspoon diced jalapeño
-1 lime wedge
-Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
-In a medium bowl, mash up two avocados to the desired texture (I prefer mine a little chunky).
-Add the remaining ingredients and mix until blended.
-Pour up a refreshing margarita and enjoy!

 

Helen Duong, Daisy Tribe

~ Carmen ~ - Avocados are one of life’s best things, wouldn’t you say? Being from California is a bonus. Your chips turned out wonderfully.

:] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

Lucy - This looks great! I can’t wait to try adding lime.

Charlotte - Perfect timing! I can’t wait to test out the baked tortilla chips recipe for upcoming Super Bowl party. Will definitely have to accompany the chips with salsa and guacamole. 🙂

Lindsay Ava - Love me some guacamole! Looks sooo goood 🙂

Helen - Thanks ladies! I will have to do a write up on my salsa recipe during tomato season….it’s the perfect companion to the chips and guacamole.

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