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Monday, February 20, 2012

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS #69 (MEXICAN APPETIZERS, AVOCADO & SALSA) and Creamy Avocado Dip

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky Party #69
(Mexican Appetizers, Avocado Dip, Salsa and More)
Creamy Avocado Dip
I already have the BEST GUACAMOLE DIP ever posted on my blog. It took me years and years to get this recipe exactly how we like it! Since we think it's perfect, there really hasn't ever been or probably never will be another recipe to take it's place. Although, I DO want to try Pioneer Woman's Guacamole... someday! Until then, mine is the best, according to MY family.
But, today's theme is Mexican Appetizers, mainly avocados and salsa (and by the way I have an A-MA-ZING Homemade Salsa recipe) already posted on my blog too. Check that out here: Homemade Salsa.

It was a pajama-movie-kind-of-day and since I didn't have all the ingredients to make the BEST GUACAMOLE DIP or Pioneer Woman's Guacamole, I had to rummage through my recipe box and I create this new Creamy Avocado Dip and we LIKE IT!
I have to do a shout out to this AWESOME avocado tool my daughters got me for Christmas, all on their own
with no help or ideas from me. They purchsed it at William-Sonoma and it's one of the best tools ever!
Creamy Avocado Dip
created by me, Tina Hudgens

1/4 cup white onion, dice
fresh or dried cilantro, as much or as little as you liked
2 tsp (approx.) finely diced jalapeno, as much or as little as you like
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp cumin
3 drops hot pepper sauce
3 to 4 avocados
1 tbsp salsa
fresh lemon, squeeze juice (1 to 2 tbsp)
1 pkg (8oz) Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Grind white onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, cumin and hot sauce in a molcajete until all ingredients are well grounded (or use a fork until mixer is paste like).

Cut 3 to 4 medium avocados in half. Cut into small squares inside skin and then squeeze out. Scoop the diced avocado into the molcajete. Gently fold the avocado into the paste and mush as finely as possible.

Add in salsa, fresh lemon and cream cheese. Mix, until well blended. Fold in shredded cheese and then add kosher salt to taste. Chill for several hours before serving.


This week's theme is: MEXICAN APPETIZERS (AVOCADO DIPS, SALSA AND MORE)
Please only link recipes with our theme!

If you are a regular to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky party, then link-up we're excited to see what you made this week. If you are new, please just follow our simple rules, so that everyone can enjoy the linky party! If you forget to follow the theme, your post will be deleted. Please don't feel hurt, just come back and link up a recipe that follows the theme. Thanks a million, we look forward to blogging with you!


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This Week's Cravings Upcoming Linky "THEMES"
Here is a complete list of the past and what's coming up next on THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS!
February 27 - Smoothies and Shakes
March 5 - (5) Ingredient Meals (Rachel Ray or make up your own)

March 12 - St. Patrick's Day - GREEN FOOD - Everything Green!

March 19 - Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate
Your hostess for this party are: Tina from MOMS CRAZY COOKING, Angela from Big Bear's Wife, Nicole from The Daily Dish and Kristi from Veggie Converter. We host this theme linky party every Monday (and the party stays open all week long)! We hope to inspire you to make something with our theme or get an old post notice by linking it up to the linky party below. 
The LINKY PARTY is opened ALL Week!

PLEASE do not link more then 3 recipes per week.
This week's theme is: MEXICAN APPETIZERS (Avocado Dip, Salsa & More) 
Please only link recipes with our theme!

This week's theme is: MEXICAN APPETIZERS (AVOCADO DIP, SALSA AND MORE)
Please only link recipes with our theme!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Tina! I must be on top of things. I'm your first post today. :-) Have a great week.

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  2. Tina that looks SO good. I have never thought of adding the cream cheese - we usually add sour cream but I adore cream cheese. I would rather use that. Totally trying this. Btw: I love your molcajete.

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