Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Super Bowl : Got To Have Guacamole

I found this article  a couple of years  ago  in my local newspaper I want to share .

What is a Super Bowl party without Guacamole. I  like  them all , but let your taste buds decide .
For no particular reason other than force of will, avocados and the guacamole they produce are indelibly linked with this major American sporting event.

A Super Bowl party without guacamole and its trusty sidekick chicken wings in many circles is considered downright unpatriotic.

So to help you better embrace the official fruit of the Super Bowl, they came up with 10 creative ways to make a better guacamole. They suggest starting with our basic recipe which is pretty darn good just as is then adding in whichever combination of flavors best gets you in the mood for the big game.


Start to finish: 10 minutes            Servings: 8

2        avocados
Juice of 1/2 lime
1        teaspoon ground cumin
1/2     cup diced tomato
2        tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4     cup diced red onion
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
Hot sauce, to taste

Slice the avocados in half lengthwise around the pits. Twist to separate the halves and remove the pits. Spoon the flesh into a medium bowl. Use a fork to mash the avocado until as chunky or smooth as you prefer. Stir in the lime juice, cumin, tomato, cilantro and red onion. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 90 calories; 70 calories from fat (78 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 1 g protein; 80 mg sodium.

1.     Fast and dirty: In place of the tomato, cilantro and red onion, stir in 1/2 cup of your favorite jarred salsa, 1 tablespoon olive brine, and 2 tablespoons chopped green olives.

2 .    Mango-balsamic: In place of the tomato, stir in the diced flesh of 1 mango. Use scallions in place of the red onion and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar in place of the lime juice.

3 .    Chipotle-corn: Stir in 1 minced chipotle and 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo. Add 1/2 cup corn kernels.

4 .    Tzatziki: Use 1 cup finely diced seedless cucumber in place of the tomato and red onion. Use dill in place of the cilantro. Stir in 2 minced cloves garlic.

5 .    Roasted garlic and poblano: Roast a head of garlic wrapped in foil with a little olive oil until tender and brown, about 30 minutes at 400 F. Roast a poblano pepper under the broiler, turning frequently, until the skin chars. Carefully remove the charred skin from the pepper, then chop the flesh. Squeeze the garlic pulp from the skin and mash. Mix both into the guacamole, omitting the onion.

6 .    Minted cotija: Follow the basic method for guacamole, but use 2 avocados, the lime juice, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, and 2/3 cup crumbled cotija cheese. Season with salt and black pepper.

7 .    Maple-bacon: Follow the basic method for guacamole, but use 3 avocados, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 2 chopped scallions, and 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon. Season heavily with black pepper.

8 .      Ginger-hoisin: Add 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger and 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce.

9 .      Citrus tabbouleh: Replace the tomato and onion with 3/4 cup purchased tabbouleh and the zests of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange.

10 .    Shrimp scampi: Use lemon juice in place of the lime juice and basil in place of the cilantro. Omit the cumin, tomato and onion. Stir in 1 cup chopped cooked shrimp, 2 cloves minced garlic and 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy  , let  your  taste  buds  be  your  guide :


  1. Yeah, guacamole is definitely on the menu at many Super Bowl parties. Some really interesting ideas. But maple-bacon is the one I want to make! :-) Thanks for this.

    1. Hi John ,
      We are having three of the dips , but like you maple-bacon is my favor , I bet you know I will double the recipe . (giggling) . Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Yum! I want to come to your party! :-)

    1. You would be more than welcome and a good time you will have Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Good evening Nee,
    Guacamole is definitely on any menu. Whether it is a Superbowl party or just a BBQ in the backyard. I love Guac (as they call it for short) and I love this post and recipe. Interesting to see the 10 Fresh Ideas For Guacamole. The sky is the limit for creating such wonderful dishes. I don't have a favorite, they are all so good. Can't wait to try them...Thanks for sharing dear friend...Have a good rest of the week, and enjoy your Superbowl ...
    Dottie :)

    1. Good evening Dottie ,
      Yes , guacamole go with football like hotdogs and apple pie go with baseball . (giggling).
      I am happy you love this post , I keep it handy as you say 'Guac' is good for any occasion or gathering .
      Like you I don't have a favorite , but I make the maple-bacon more often . You will enjoy them , sometime I make Guac for our Friday movie night with the kids .
      Thank you for stopping by and stay safe and warm , I hear it's some rough weather your way . You also have a great week .
      Neither team is my favorite so I am rooting for the winner , whoever that may be .
      ~~Nee~~ :)

  4. I LOVE guacamole any way, shape or form, Nee. I think I'm on yours and John's side when it comes to this list though, maple bacon sounds oh so intriguing!!!

    I won't be watching the game Sunday but I sure will be dipping in some Guac, as Dottie calls it, lol...Make sure you're wiggling those toes during the game:)

    Please tell the Awesome Foursome I thought of them when I posted that Happy Cake. Of course I thought of the song too and then them dancing around the rooms asking for a Happy Cake made with Baby Food. Sounds like I wasn't too far off, lol...Throwing snowballs their way and lots of hugs too:) Enjoy the game Nee...

    1. Hi Louise ,
      I am with you all the way , I love guacamole , and my kids will eat anything that don't eat them first (giggling) . You will love the Maple bacon , I make it the most .

      I don't have a favorite , as I told Dottie , I will be rooting for the winner , I will be wiggling my toes and thinking of you .

      They want to make the happy cake , Baby Boy says he's not a baby , Louise , he thinks he's as big as they are . You wasn't far off at all my friend , they love visiting your blog and John's blog . Jonny calls John 'That man sure can cook' . We don't get much snow down here and if we do it don't last long . But we sure get a lot of freezing rain .
      Thanks for stopping by and stay warm and safe . (((HUGS))) to you and Marion . :)

    2. Tell the kids I'll save them some snow in the freezer. It llooks like we are getting a whole lot more!!!

    3. Oh Louise , Baby Boy packed his backpack and said daddy lets go , Ms. Louise got me snow . Hubby looked in the backpack , all he had was toys , Hubby asked where is your drawers , Baby Boy said daddy you are so funny , I got my drawers on . We never know what he will say , Stay warm my friend (((HUHS))) to Marion and IGGY :)

    4. Oh my goodness, thiat is sooooo cute, lol...I'm rolling on the floor and Marion could not stop giggling, lol...Out of the mouths of babes, the cutest and most honest things will come:) Give that boy a hug for me. I'll save the snow just in case, lol...As a matter of fact, give all those kiddies a hug. Tell them we need a snow man!!!

    5. Baby Boy is never at a lost for words , Baby Boy was a gypsy between the ages of 3 or 4 and I will have to tell you what happen one morning about 3AM . I gave all of them a hug for you . I will sure tell you about the bell when he started walking . Stay warm and safe ... ~Nee~

  5. Hi Nee, living here in Arizona we have all kinds of variations of guacamole, this looks delicious. I bet the bacon one would be amazing too!

    1. I Cheri ,
      We always stop in Phoenix when we are on our way to visit hubby's family , I love the guacamole there and all the foods , they have heat , as you know in Louisiana we love heat . (giggling) . The maple bacon one is great and I adds heat sometime . Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Nice.. though super bowl is not something we watch here, but this guacamole I would have just like that :D

    1. Hi Medeja ,
      Guacamole is good on any occasion or just watching an old movie with friends . Thanks for stopping by :)


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