Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What's for New Year's Eve? Greek Guacamole!

If you’ve ever had this appetizer before, you know it is yummy!
It’s easy to put together, and best if done ahead (anywhere from 2 hours to overnight) to let the flavors meld.  Serve with corn tortilla chips (the scooping kind are the most fun because you can get more “stuff” with every bite).

Greek Guacamole
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
2 large tomatoes or 4-6 smaller ones (chopped, to cover the bottom of your serving container)
3 to 4 ripe avocados (not squishy ripe, ideally still a little firm), peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1/2  cup Greek dressing (I used Ken’s); Italian works, too
1/2 cup (or more) crumbled feta cheese

I used a glass baking pan, about 8 inches by 12 inches (20 x 30 cm).   Layer the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, and cubed avocado pieces in the pan. Sprinkle lemon juice over, then the Greek dressing. Stir a little to coat the avocado cubes with dressing (to keep them from turning brown). Sprinkle with the feta cheese crumbles, cover, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Serve with corn tortilla chips or crackers.  Easily serves 10 – 12 as a party appetizer. Nutrition information for one-tenth of the dish: (to follow)

1 comment:

Joyce said...

Ever tried watermelon salsa? You substitute diced watermelon for about 3/4 of the tomatoes. Very good! But very wrong! Joyce