Once again, this post is related to Twitter. It was on there that I saw a retweet for a guacamole challenge with @MissAvaCado and Avocados from Mexico. So I inquired further and 2 days later, a package arrived at my door with everything I needed to concoct some new guacamole recipes and a how-to guide for hosting a Cinco de Mayo party. Officially this is the Avocados from Mexico Cinco de Mayo Blogger Challenge.
I decided to make 3 new recipes and then test them out for some feedback. I added a fourth recipe thanks to my neighbour’s daughter-in-law’s suggestion. I used all the standard ingredients (cilantro, lime juice, salt/pepper) and then played around. Each of the pictures is made with 1 avocado.
Recipe #1 Mango Bacon.
Avocado, Garlic, Red onion, Tomato, Mango, Bacon, Sea salt, Pepper, Cilantro, Lime juice
Who can go wrong with bacon? I wanted the saltiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the mango to complement each other.
Recipe #2 Pineapple Jalapeño
Avocado, Garlic, Red onion, Tomato, Pineapple, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Sea Salt, Pepper, Lime Juice
Slightly the same idea here; the sweetness of the pineapple would balance out the heat of the peppers. I did take the seeds out, but I think I would leave a few in the next time.
Recipe #3 The Koko Taylor
Avocado, Garlic, White Onion, Tomato, Strawberry, Pecans, Herb Goat Cheese, Lime Juice, Sea Salt,Pepper
This one is inspired by a salad at a local restaurant, Hwy 61. It was a favourite of most people I tested it on.
Recipe #4 Cranberry Goat Cheese
Avocado, Garlic, White Onion, Tomato, Dried cranberries, Herb Goat Cheese, Lime Juice, Sea Salt, Pepper
This one grew on everyone. People found that the tartness of the cranberry worked well with the smoothness of the avocado. It was the one made from the suggestion.
Thanks to Avocados from Mexico for the opportunity; this was my first blogger challenge!