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Crunchy Herbed Guacamole

Crunchy Herbed Guacamole

Americans consume more than 71.4 million pounds of avocado during the Superbowl. With that much guacamole to be eaten, preparing the perfect guac to wow your superbowl party guests is no easy task!

Here is a perfectly unique and delicious recipe for you to use as you plan your Superbowl party. Created exclusively for IMUSA by celeb chef George Duran, the crunchy herbed guacamole recipe is delicious and savory, combining avocadoes with cilantro and radishes.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 Cup choipped cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup chopped fresh chives
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • chipotle hot pepper sauce, optional
  • 3 small red radishes, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of salt

California Avocado Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is an indulgent favorite. This version replaces some ingredients with fresh California&hellip

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The fresh ingredients offered an array of flavors and a contrast of textures

Sánchez's guacamole turned out amazing. All of the fresh ingredients added a variety of flavors.

The dip was spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. The cool, refreshing avocado, cilantro, and lime balanced out the heat from the serrano pepper.

The tomato, onion, and radish also added a nice crunch.

Even though it took the longest to make, the extra time and effort paid off in a big way.


Healthy Crunchy Snacks with Apples

There’s nothing quite like taking the first bite of an apple. And with so many different shapes and varieties of apples to try, the sweet sound of your first crunch could be different every time.

Apples have been most of humanity’s favorite fruit throughout much of history. Perhaps their crunchiness has something to do with their enviable position on top of our grocery lists. (It also helps that apples make us feel good, providing us with plenty of fiber and lots of vitamin C.) Since apples have lots of fiber and a high water content, they make us feel full and therefore fit nicely into any diet and weight-loss strategy .

Apple Recipes and Snack Ideas:

Give the ideas below a try, but never forget that a whole, raw apple delivers a good crunch and great taste.

  • Eat apple slices with cheese. This classic combination lends itself to many delightful combinations. Try apples with these cheesy pairings:
    • Herbed goat cheese
    • Sharp cheddar and fresh rosemary
    • Blue cheese, red pepper flakes, and honey
    • Swiss cheese and fresh dill
    • Brie and hazelnuts

    Crispbread is a flat, cracker-like flatbread originating from Sweden, where it is has been a staple for centuries. Typically, it is made from rye but in this gluten-free recipe, it’s made from cornflour and sesame seeds. These Swedish Sesame Crispbread by Jenny Mustard are great with hummus but you can also try it with salsa or spread some peanut butter and jelly on top!

    Once you pop, you can’t stop! I’m talking about these Flax and Chia Seed Crackers by Andrea Biethman of course. Who can actually open a bag of chips and eat just one? No one! I love finding healthy alternatives for chips because lets face it, who doesn’t love hummus and chips? These crackers are a tasty and nutritious option for when you’re craving something crunchy, without all the added salt, fat and chemicals.These crackers didn’t last more than a couple of days in my house!


    HOW DO YOU MAKE GUACAMOLE FROM SCRATCH

    STEP 1. Cut the avocados in half and squeeze the top and bottom to loosen the seed. Then using a knife, cut into the seed and remove the seed.
    STEP 2. Use a fork to mash the avocado, about 2 cups worth.

    STEP 3. Make it a creamy consistency or chunky consistency (which ever your preference).
    STEP 4. Add in the cilantro, lime juice, garlic salt and pepper.

    STEP 5. Mix the ingredients together.
    STEP 6. Serve right away with chips and homemade salsa!


    An Easy Guacamole Recipe for Your Super Bowl Party

    It’s a safe bet: Pretty much everyone loves a good guac, making it a perfect pick for your Super Bowl party spread.

    That said, everyone also seems to have their very own idea of what makes a guac good.

    And while it’s risky to mess with a classic, this recipe from celeb chef George Duran puts a unique spin on the typically smooth avocado dip—and does it right. Using diced radishes and chives to bulk up every batch, Duran adds a magic crunch factor you didn’t even know you were missing.

    Just trust us—by trying it this weekend.

    GEORGE DURAN’S CRUNCHY HERBED GUACAMOLE

    • 2 ripened avocados, halved and pitted
    • 3 small red radishes, diced
    • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
    • ¼ cup snipped fresh chive
    • Kosher salt or table salt, to taste
    • Juice of 1⁄2 lime
    • Bottled Chipotle Hot Pepper Sauce (optional)
    1. Scoop avocado flesh into a bowl (or, for best results, a Molcajete) and add the cilantro, chopped chives, lime juice, and chipotle hot pepper sauce.
    2. Gently mash with until the desired consistency is reached.
    3. Fold in diced radishes and season with salt to taste.

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    10 Amazing Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Guacamole Day

    Today is National Guacamole Day, a.k.a. the Best Day Ever. Here at Shape, we&aposre firmly in the camp that simple is best, but everyone has a different idea of what really "makes" guacamole. Whether you prefer mild, spicy, savory, or a sweet flavor, there&aposs a recipe for you on this list. Scroll down for 10 mouthwatering different guacamole recipes and get ready to carretear (that&aposs slang for &aposparty&apos).

    1. Roberto Santiba༞z&apos classic guacamole. Often considered the man who made Mexican food in New York trendy, Santiba༞z says he never mashes up the avocado in guacamole completely, he only "crushes up enough of it to warrant it consideration as a dip rather than a salad," he told Food52.

    2. Spicy bacon guacamole. We know bacon&aposs not the healthiest snack option, but hey, today&aposs a holiday, right? Trust us, the bacon and pickled jalapeño in this recipe form a combination you don&apost want to miss out on.

    3. Mango pomegranate guacamole. Like a little sweet with your savory? This recipe folds in tart mango and crunchy pomegranate seeds for a rainbow-colored dip that&aposs chock-full of nutrients and flavor.

    4. Copycat Chipotle guacamole. Say what you will about Chipotle, but its guacamole is positively addictive. PopSugar Food went behind the scenes with founder Steve Ells and got the secret ingredient the company swears by in its popular dip.

    5. Rachael Ray&aposs apple and almond guac. This recipe is a little crunchy, a little creamy, always delicious.

    6. Celery-spiked guac with chiles. The Serrano chiles and garlic add a little heat to this recipe, while the fresh celery cools it down for a combination that packs a powerful punch of flavor.

    7. Fully loaded guacamole. This recipe from Valerie&aposs Kitchen is technially a little more like a salad than guacamole, but we&aposll allow it on the list for two reasons: One, it&aposs great to make in large batches (can you say party time?), and second, it&aposs literally loaded with healthy veggies like corn, bell peppers, and jicama.

    8. Grilled guacamole with parmesan and basil. Ditch the cilantro, lime juice, and onions, and swap in parmesan, olive oil, and basil for a buttery, Italian-inspired spread instead. Grilling the avocados before mashing will add an extra layer of depth to the finished result.

    9. Guacamole with margarita coulis. Has it been one of those days? You&aposre in luck: Now you can get your buzz on while eating with this tequila-laced recipe from the Food Network.

    10. Blazing hot habanero guac. This one is not for the faint of heart, but if your tastebuds could use a new challenge, go for it.


    Other Paleo Chips

    Coconut Oil Fried Plantain Chips

    Ingredients: plantains, coconut oil, salt, cumin or paprika.

    These wonderful golden chips look so pretty and they taste great too! This recipe is gluten and grain free and makes paleo snacks for you and the family to munch into next time you have a game night. Season with salt, paprika or any other spice you like. The main thing to remember is to use green plantain and keep the slices as even as you can so they will all crisp up right through.

    Keto Pepperoni Chips Recipe

    Ingredients: pepperoni.

    Sometimes we need a good salty snack to munch while we are relaxing, so this keto recipe would be just the thing! With only one ingredient this is also a cheaper option than some, but it is packed with flavor. These tasty zero carb and sugar free chips are great on their own or you could serve them with a dip like keto guacamole. Perfect for parties!

    AIP Baked Pita Chips Recipe

    Ingredients: arrowroot, tapioca or cassava flour, olive oil, cold water.

    Pita chips are such a versatile food – they can be eaten on their own as a gluten free, paleo and AIP-friendly snack, or pair them with a healthy dip when you are watching a movie. They also taste great served with chili or soups or as a crunchy addition sprinkled over a salad. These chips can also be flavored quite easily by sprinkling them with your favorite seasoning.

    Salty Sweet Coconut Chips

    Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

    Ingredients: coconut oil, maple syrup or honey or coconut sugar, unrefined salt, large coconut flakes.

    One of the best things about coconut chips is the fact that they work with either sweet or savory seasonings. You can sweeten them with maple syrup or honey, cinnamon or vanilla or go the savory route and use paprika or chili powder. These delicious paleo snacks are easy to transport so you can pack a jar for munching at work. This recipe is grain and gluten free and very kid-friendly!

    Curry Plantain Chips

    Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

    Ingredients: green plantains, coconut oil, curry powder, garlic powder, salt.

    Green plantain has a sort of neutral flavor that takes either sweet or savory seasonings, so they are perfect for curry chips. With a great golden color and aromatic curry taste, these would be great as party food or just to enjoy while you watch a film. These are paleo-compliant and low in carbohydrates and much cheaper than store-bought healthy chips, so ideal for folks on a tight budget

    Baked Parsnip Chips

    Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

    Ingredients: parsnips, avocado oil or olive oil, sea salt.

    Making your own low carb healthy chips at home is so much better for you as you are in control over everything, right down to the oil you use. This recipe uses parsnips, which are really like potatoes when you make them into chips and even the kids will love these! This is a grain and gluten free recipe and the chips are also vegan-friendly which would make them perfect for vegan guests.

    5-Minute Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Chips

    Photo Credit: Hannah from Healy Eats Real

    Ingredients: thick coconut flakes, cinnamon.

    Toasting coconut really can help bring out its natural sweetness and that is boosted by adding the cinnamon, giving you a crunchy snack that is sugar free and low in carbohydrates. These lovely chips can be useful when you are trying to get the family to eat healthier snacks as even the kids will like them! You can add coconut sugar for extra sweetness, but I find they are delicious as they are.

    Oven Roasted Root Vegetable Chips

    Ingredients: root vegetables (such as parsnips, sweet potatoes, rutabagas), coconut oil, seasoning of choice.

    You can make your own snack chips from whatever root veggies you like! Beets and carrots would work well here, as well as sweet potatoes, parsnips, rutabagas, turnips, or kohlrabi. These chips are so colorful they’re a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.