January 27, 2010

A Gaggle of Guac

I recently won the Wholly Guacamole giveaway on the Foodie Blogroll. The prize was fairly modest, as you can see:

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Just a t-shirt, 2 aprons, 2 chip clips, 4 kinds of guacamole, 2 kinds of salsa, 2 chip clips, 3 bags of tortilla chips, a rolling cooler with extendable handle (!) and about a half-dozen avocado squeezie toys.

I can’t imagine what I’ll do with all that, but at least the squeezie toys will keep me busy for the next decade or so. ;)

Or maybe I actually busted open the first guac box the very next day.

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The first flavor I sampled was Pico de Gallo Style, which has some nice bits of tomato and cilantro in it.

I tossed a good sized blob on top of a bowl of Gena’s raw Tortilla Soup (amazing with or without guac garnish, by the way)…

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…and tossed an even better sized blob on top of the accompanying salad. Who needs salad dressing when you have guacamole?!

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This is pretty much the ultimate meal for any guac lover, so much so that I even threw some “guacamole-flavored” juicer pulp crackers into the mix.

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“Guacamole-flavored” may be too strong a description, as the flavor of the vegetable pulp and flax tend to overpower much of the other seasonings that go into crackers like these, but the components of guac certainly inspired the following recipe.

Guackers

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 2 cups pulp from your juicer
  • 1 tbsp nama shoyu/soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 4 sundried tomatoes
  • water, if/as needed

Directions:

  1. Add flax seeds to your food processor and allow to run a little bit so that the seeds start to approach being ground up.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except water. Run your food processor until no large bits remain and the mixture is fine and well combined. Add water, if needed, though I don’t think I ended up adding any at all. I was using juicer pulp thawed from the freezer, so it had gotten sweaty in the process.
  3. Spread very thinly on a cookie sheet and score into cracker shapes with the edge of your spatula or a knife.
  4. Place in the oven, turned on to the lowest setting (“warm” on mine; something below 200 degrees).
  5. Dehydrate for at least 3 hours or so, during which time you might like to check on the crackers and flip them if the tops are well dried and they need some help crisping up some more. I turned the oven off before I went to bed but left the tray in the oven overnight as well. Use your judgement, based on your own oven.

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Use your guackers as an ideal vehicle for the actual guacamole…if you haven’t already plunged into your guac head-first, that is (I would totally understand).

Your turn: guacamole or salsa?

17 comments:

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

What an awesome prize package! You go gurl! ;-)

Love how you use pulp from your juicer in recipes.

Jenny said...

I think i'm the only bloggie who doesn't like guac. *hides face in shame*

moretolifethanlettuce said...

omg! i am so insanely jealous right now. that is the most awesome prize i've ever seen! guac is one of my top...3 foods? dunno, but it's pretty high up there. i love mixing it with steamed broccoli, i'm weird. and don't make me choose btwn guac and salsa, i love to mix them up too!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Wholly guacamole is right! Look at that prize package!

I love salsa AND guacamole - but if you're making me choose, I'm going to say guac. Mmmm.

Thanks for your kind words on my blog, Diana!

iga said...

thanks for the sauce recommendation...cant wait to try it next time! did you make the okonomiyaki vegan by using a flax egg?

im def a guac person altho i do like some spicy salsa as well! and isnt gena's tortilla soup amazing?! def one of my fav recipes!

Christine said...

Sweet prize, lucky! I love guac and did a good light version this weekend in the Vita-max, half avocado, half celery, with plenty or kick :-)

Beautiful presentation on Gena's soup, that's one of my favs.

Gabriela said...

What a loot! I LOVE both guac and salsa...you can't ask me to choose! Enjoy all those products :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

First, you're a total wordsmith: Guackers. Nice.

Next, it looks amazing. Not just the crackers but also the raw tortilla soup. Which of course i have seen but this puts it smack dab in the front of my face and i need to make it. I like to chew though so have never been a huge soup girl. But...dang you make me want it all!

Salsa or guac. Toss up. Both awesome! just like you :)

Simply Life said...

great prize - congrats! I love salsa!!!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

My "snack crack" (as I like to call it) has ALWAYS been tortilla chips, salsa, and guacamole! Give me any combination of them and I will yum them up! No self control =)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This is amazing! Congrats on your win! I am glad you enjoyed the package. Thanks for posting about it!

Mo Diva said...

lucky girl!
I never win anything!

lol

all taht looks sooooooo good! i love guac

katherine said...

So The Boyf is now even more in love with you than before, huh? This looks like his dream prize package!!

Feel free to bring guac to snack on while we wait in line on Saturday ;-)

peacelovenutrition said...

Humm that's a hard decision...I LOVE both but if I HAD to decide I would choose Guac : )

I've been wanting to try Wholly Guac

Looks delicious!

xo
Jocelyn

runwritetherapylife said...

Guackers=adorable! I love guac and salsa, but there's just one major problem: I HATE tomatoes. So I have to pick around them, which kind ruins the fun of eating them :(

tasteofbeirut said...

I love guacamole! I would be so happy winning this thing! No cooking for a week! Eating tortilla chips and guacamole for everyone!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

I'm a major guac girl. I eat it all the time. You're so right, who needs salad dressing when you have guacamole?