22 March 2012

Pink Berry Guacamole

I made this post a few days ago and haven't been able to publish it...I wrote everything out and just needed to add the recipe.  So I finally have wi-fi and I go to publish and the post has completely disappeared!  Writing something the second time around never works out as great as the first, so cross your fingers!

I love this dish because it is pink, pretty, and full of aphrodisiacs.   It is so creamy, yummy, and has just the right amount of sweet and spice. This is a great way to start off a very romantic meal.

Pink Berry Guacamole

1 small carton strawberries, diced
1/2 of medium cucumber, diced
2-3 Tablespoons orange juice
2-3 serrano's, minced (I like my salsa hot!!!)
1 small bunch of cilantro, minced
salt to taste
If you are an onion fan add 1/4 onion, minced
2 avocados, cubed and save peel for serving (instruction on how to make pretty avocado cubes below)
corn chips

Mix first 6 ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Sprinkle in about a teaspoon or two of salt.  Gently mix in avocado cubes, so that the avocado doesn't mush up.  Save peels for later.  Taste with a chip to determine if more salt is needed.  If you choose not to taste with a chip just remember that the chip has salt too and be careful not to over-salt.  Serve guacamole in each avocado peel and eat with corn chips.

How to Make Pretty Avocado Cubes:

Using a serrated knife slice middle of avocado lengthwise and run knife around entire avocado, leaving you with two halves.   Now this is where it gets a little dangerous and if you don't have good aim you might not want to try this at home.  Hold avocado half in hand and use knife to chop into pit and gently twist if needed to help loosen pit then lift knife away from avocado half to remove pit.  If this is too tricky use s spoon to scoop pit out.  Hold avocado in your hand with meat facing up and peel touching your hand.  Slice avocado meat lengthwise, being careful not to cut the peel, creating around 5 long slits.  Then turn avocado sideways and slice from one side of avocado to the other making small cubes.  Continue to slice the full length of avocado.  Use a spoon to carefully scoop out meat from peel.

Enjoy every delicious bite!

Printable Recipe Version click here---->Pink Berry Guacamole

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