HEALTHY HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE AND TORTILLA CHIPS Nice, March 26, 2016

Guacamole & chips

I always like to make sure my guests have snacks to nibble on when they pop round, and this guacamole dip with “homemade” chips is an unbelievably simple, moreish treat to rustle up for them.

I love how creamy the guacamole is with nice, thick chunks of onion and tomatoes, as well as a crisp, tangy taste of lime and coriander.

The tortilla chips are so easy to make, that you’ll no longer have an excuse not to make them. Best of all, when your guests find out they’re “homemade” (wink wink), it will make you seem like a culinary wizard!

Ok, so I know it’s not the healthiest of meals, but I’ve put this in the ‘Nice’ section of my website for a number of health reasons:

Avocados: they’re a nutritious, healthy fat and great for your skin;
Oil: drizzling the guac and cooking the chips in either coconut or olive oil has great health benefits for your heart and skin;
– Chilli flakes: great for revving up the metabolism;
Wraps: you can use any wraps you like for the tortillas, so the nutritional value and benefits will differ. If you want something less calorific, opt for corn wraps or a gluten free version.
No salt: I don’t like using salt much anyway in my food and I genuinely think this doesn’t need it.

Plus, the tortillas are oven-baked, making them a much healthier alternative to shop-bought chips.

 

Guacamole Ingredients:

– 2 ripe avocados
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tomato
– 1 purple onion
– Juice of 1 lime
– Coriander
– 2 tsp chives

 

Guacamole Method:

1. If you plan on making the tortilla chips after, pre-heat the oven to 180C. Dice the onions and tomato into small chunks. Rip the coriander leaves off of its stem.

Guacamole ingredients

2. In a bowl, began mashing the avocado until it’s creamy. Add in the tablespoon of olive oil and diced ingredients and continue stirring.

Making guacamole

3. Sprinkle the chilli flakes & chives on top for decoration. Voila, you’re done!

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Tortilla Ingredients:

– Pack of tortilla wraps (corn wraps are my favourite)
– 2 tbsp oil (coconut or olive oil works best!)
– 1 tbsp paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 

Tortilla Method:

1. Using a sharp knife, cut the tortillas into 1/8 triangle shapes.

Cut up tortillas

2. Drizzle half of the oil (1 tbsp) into a baking tray and place the triangles on top.

3. Pour the other half of oil on top and then sprinkle the paprika and black pepper on top.

Tortillas with paprika

4. Place the baking tray into the oven for 10 minutes, or until they are slightly brown & crispy.

5. Serve in a bowl and enjoy!

Guacamole & chips

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