No-Tortilla Chips Guacamole!
How, you might ask, could you ever have guacamole without the tortilla chips? Si, se puede! In this home-made version of the ever-popular avocado dip, I chose to partner it with crispy baked wonton wrappers — sort of a fusion between East and West. Sure, you can always pick up a plastic jar of guacamole from the grocery store, but making it from scratch in your home kitchen builds up the excitement as it comes together right before your eyes. You can also adjust the process and ingredients to your liking, be it more or less of the avocado, the cilantro, the lime juice, the onion or tomato. And the next time you bring chips and guacamole to your next potluck gathering, don’t leave home without your home-made version! Save yourself a trip to the store. And impress the party guests. And did I already say you should bring baked wontons instead of tortilla chips?
3 avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced onions
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
Salt & pepper to taste
1 fresh lime, juiced
12-15 wonton wrappers
In a large bowl, mash the avocados while adding the lime juice, salt & pepper
Add in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic.
Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Place the wonton wrappers on a flat baking tray
Bake until the wrappers turn golden brown
Remove from heat
When ready to serve, spoon the desire amount of the guacamole mixture into each wonton wrapper or use the wrapper to scoop the dip.