Happy Birthday USA!!!!!

Have a wonderful and safe July 4th!!

Here’s a fireworks worthy guacamole recipe for your Independence Day weekend celebrations….

FIRECRACKER GUACAMOLE
• Preparation 20 min
• Cook Time 0 min
• Total Time 20 min

Recipe Provided By the California Avocado Commission
This American Summer Holidays guacamole is perfect for your 4th of July celebration. Served in a PureHeart Mini watermelon bowl, this spicy Firecracker Guacamole is delicious, low in sodium and a good source of Vitamin C.
Ingredients
• Dulcinea PureHeart® Mini Seedless Watermelon
• 8 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and coarsely mashed
• ¼ cup minced green onions
• 2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
• 4 habanero chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced (or less, to taste)
• 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
• Salt, to taste
Instructions
Roll the watermelon to find the flattest side; place that side on bottom. OR, slice a thin slice off of one narrow end of the watermelon so that it will stand flat. Slice the top third of the watermelon off. Wrap and set aside. Hollow out the red watermelon from the remaining watermelon section; reserve fruit for another use. A rice paddle works well for this task. Make sure all of the red part of the watermelon is removed. Pat dry with paper towels, then sprinkle with salt. Place upside down on a rimmed tray lined with paper towels and refrigerate overnight.

For the guacamole, gently combine all ingredients in a medium serving bowl. Let sit for at least 10 minutes for the flavors to blend. With paper towels, rub inside of watermelon bowl to remove salt and thoroughly dry. Fill with Firecracker Guacamole, serve and enjoy!
Time: 20 minutes plus watermelon chill time (8 hours)
Serving suggestion: Serve with fresh veggies or crisp chips.

Beverage Pairings: Goes great with a watermelon smoothie or watermelon margarita.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories 140; Total Fat 11 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 8 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 20 mg; Potassium 450 mg; Total Carbohydrates 12 g; Dietary Fiber 3 g; Total Sugars 4 g; Protein 3 g; Vitamin A 388 (IU); Vitamin C 14 mg; Calcium 7 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 72 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.09 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 0%; Iron 6% 0;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Enjoy!! And stay safe….

Category : Events &News &Recipes Posted on July 4, 2014

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