My tried and tested guacamole has always received rave reviews from my guests, but I wanted to step things up a notch this time around and, after seeing a few recipes for pesto guacamole, I was sold on the idea, especially as there was basil from my backyard that I wanted to use and I have never been known to turn my nose up at pesto — and certainly not at guacamole. As tends to happen in my kitchen, this one is spiced up.
As the weather gets cooler, and we spend more time indoors and indulge in a bit more snacking, what better way to do so than with this healthy dip that goes well with any chopped vegetables, toasted pita triangles and certainly tortilla chips. It's perfect anytime of year and a patio favorite. My best friend Basil pipes up here and describes the whole experience after trying it with some healthy baked tortilla chips:
First bite begins with flavors of avocado, basil, tomato, onion and lime, followed up with a distinct transmission of salt to introduce a pepper rush, warmly tingling the palette. A lingering aftertaste of lime is later detected.Well, make it yourself and let me know what you think.
Speaking of tortilla chips, those tortilla chips you see nestled up to the bowl of guacamole are really quite the tastiest tortilla chips I've ever had. Made with sprouted grains, sprouted legumes and sprouted seeds, and without any unpronounceable ingredients, these tortilla chips from Way Better Snacks are not just wonderfully crunchy and tasty, they're about as guilt-free a snack as you can get — check out their ingredients page. Terrific not only with the guacamole, I've enjoyed these chips numerous times for making nachos or just for snacking on as is. I did receive a sample of these chips from Way Better, but quite honestly I've added them several times to my own shopping list after finishing what was already a generous sample to begin with.
And now, not only did I get to enjoy these chips, but Way Better is also going to give THREE of my U.S. or Canadian readers a box containing FIVE different bags of their tortilla chips from blue corn, multigrain, sweet chili, sweet potato and black bean.
The contest will run until November 11th and is open to readers in Canada and the US. Entering is easy. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and mention your favorite way to serve up tortilla chips. I also invite you to follow my facebook page, but that's not necessary to enter the giveaway. Please do leave your email address with your comment if you don't have one associated with your blog or don't have a webpage so I can contact you should you win the random draw.
Note: I received some samples of these chips for possible review and loved them. After my verdict, I worked with a company representative to offer a giveaway to my readers. The opinions expressed here are my own as is the recipe.
|Spicy Pesto Guacamole|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on October 28, 2013
Creamy, spicy and tangy homemade guacamole with a delightful and fragrant basil pesto
More dips and spreads from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen you are sure to enjoy:
Kalamata Olive Tapenade
Spicy Red Pepper Hummus
Red Lentil and Toasted Walnut Tapenade with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Corn and Pinto Bean Dip
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