Roasted Garlic Guacamole and Super Bowl Sunday

It’s that time of year again… Super Bowl Sunday!  For sports fans that means potentially one of the best football games of the year – though last year was a big let down.  If you’re not into sports, the day is probably more about the food and the commercials.  Whatever you’re looking forward to, we’re here to make sure your game day menu is delicious!

I’ve got plenty of cooking to do myself so I’m going to keep this short and sweet today.  I have a super-easy, super-tasty recipe to share with you today that is perfect for football munching…

Roasted Garlic Guacamole

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 Avocado
2 cloves Garlic, unpeeled
1+ tbsp. Lime Juice
2 tbsp. chopped Fresh Cilantro
1/8 tsp. Salt

1.  First you need to roast the garlic.  Put the cloves, still in their skins, in a skillet and turn heat onto medium.  Once that side is browned, flip the garlic cloves, continuing to cook until it is roasted on all sides.  Set aside to cool.

Roasted Garlic

2.  Once garlic has cooled, peel it and place it in a bowl.  (I use a molcajete, one of those giant Mexican stone mortar and pestles, and it works like a dream.)  Mash the garlic cloves using a fork or pestle.

3.  Halve and pit your avocado (see Tips for Cooking with Avocado) and scoop the flesh on top of the garlic.  Mash until fairly smooth making sure to mix in the garlic.

4.  Stir in lime juice, cilantro, and salt, and you’re done!  It’s generally best to make it about 30 minutes before you want to eat it to let the flavors meld.  If you’re worried about browning, put the pit in the guacamole and press plastic wrap onto the surface.

Guacamole

Serve with a warm bowl of tortilla chips.  If you’re looking to round out your menu, try pairing it with our**FIX** Garden Fresh Salsa or Southwestern Bean Dip.

This stuff is delicious on tacos and pairs particularly well with our Chipotle Stout Braised Beef whether it’s in tacos or empanadas.

Curious about what I’ll be serving today?  We’ll be enjoying Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, shrimp cocktail, crab rangoon, Tomato and Goat Cheese Tartlets, green bean fries, and zucchini chips.  YUM!

Want more ideas?  Take a look at last year’s Super Bowl post or check out these tasty appetizers and snacks that are sure to make your Super Bowl party a hit:

Maple Candied Bacon

Mac and Cheese Bites

Sausage Balls

Spanakopita Bites

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