Father’s Day Guacamole/Salsa

My dad loved these recipes, and I’m sure your dad will too! 🙂

 

In honor of Father’s Day, me and my family made my dad’s absolute favoritest dinner ever – taco salad. I whipped up a delicious and protein-packed guacamole to have on the side. That’s right – guacamole with PROTEIN! The secret ingredient – cottage cheese. I’ll admit, I’m not entirely sure if I’m really a fan of cottage cheese by itself, but whipped up with some avocado and lime juice, it was AMAZING!

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It was a cinch to make too. All you need is:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • juice of half a lime
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (or you can substitute with whatever hot sauce you have on hand)

Put it in your food processor, and process until smooth. Voila! It turns a very pretty pale green color, and the cottage cheese gives it a fluffy, creamy texture.

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My mom made a tangy salsa to pair with the taco salad as well. I’m not a fan of salsas that are too spicy. This one has a little heat, but more of its kick comes from balsamic vinegar.

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For the salsa, you will need-

  • 14 oz. can of diced fireroasted tomatoes
  • 1 can chopped green chilies
  • 3 chopped up scallions (including the green part)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 teaspoons pimenton
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • cilantro (optional)

Again, just combine everything in the food processor and blend!

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Taco Salad - YUM!

Taco Salad – YUM!

 

I think it's safe to say my dad enjoyed this meal!

I think it’s safe to say my dad enjoyed this meal!

What did you eat for Father’s Day? And WHO’S GOING TO BE WATCHING THE US PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME IN THE WORLD CUP TODAY?!

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