Monday, August 30, 2010

nachos with homemade guacamole and homemade salsa

i gave in to the nacho calling. dh had picked up a bag of tostitos multigrain and i was just bagged after 4hrs of sleep the night before.
yes, the calling was sleep-deprivation-related.
so...the fridge was kind of empty. i did have some chorizo, and a red bell pepper in the fridge...perfect for toppings.
a few tomatoes, a few green onions, lots of cilantro and 3 very, very ripe avocadoes - all led to nachos...

chorizo and red pepper cooked up in the pan (i always just do the nacho chips just with cheese on top in the oven at 350 and add the other toppings once cooked - i hate soggy nachos and this solves that issue)

homemade guacamole and salsa

2 large hothouse tomatoes chopped
4tbsp cilantro chopped
1 green onion chopped
2tbsp pickled sliced jalapeno (i like it spicy)
dash of salt
1.5tbsp of lime juice

i squeeze as much of the juice out of the tomato as possible and keep it in a bowl or cup (i used half of it in the skillet with the red pepper and chorizo = no oil needed!
i used a hand blender to blend it down (i like it a little less chunky
i LOVE this love love
the tomato is the star

2 ripe avocado
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp tomato juice from the 2 tomatoes i squeezed and chopped
1 tbsp salsa
1 tbsp sour cream (optional
1/2 green onion chopped
tiny bit of minced garlic
dash of salt and pepper

all this in a bowl and it gets the hand blender treatment. better if it can sit for 1/2 an hour in the fridge, but no time this time. my standard guacamole. i like it a lot, tastes pretty fresh - even with very very ripe avocados to contend with.
i don't add jalapenos to this as i've already made a spicy salsa.

simple and tasty

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