Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chunky Guacamole

This guactastic dish is super easy and so yummy.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients
  • 2 avocados (perfectly ripened), cut into large chunks
  • 20 grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • ½ lime, squeezed
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preparation
  1. Gently mix together ingredients with spoon without smashing the avocado
  2. Serve chilled with your favorite chips, veggies or Tex-Mex cuisine!
Avocados are loaded with nutrients such as dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium (60% more potassium per ounce than bananas), magnesium, and folate.

Shish Kabobs

Traditional shish kabobs are made with lamb… this recipe uses white meat chicken with an easy homemade marinade, as well as bright and colorful fruits and veggies.  Fire up the grill and try these kabobs out on Labor Day weekend!

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. white meat chicken
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 yellow peaches
  • 1 mango
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 medium sized red onion
  • 3 Portobello mushrooms
  • 6 white button mushrooms
Pre-grill

Preparation
  1. Cut the chicken up into cubes and add olive oil, fresh garlic, black pepper and onion powder – let marinate for 2+ hours
  2. Use metal skewers or soak wooden skewers in water for 20+ minutes before placing on the grill
  3. Slice veggies and set aside
  4. Add alternating layers of chicken and veggies onto the skewers and place on grill for approximately 20 minutes.  Some recommend keeping the skewers uniform by type of food to allow for even cooking. Your call.

Special thanks to Melissa for the total inspiration for this recipe :)