If you haven't noticed already, I've been on a little bit of an avocado kick lately. I just can't get enough of these creamy, green, super healthy fruits! I guess that you could even say that I'm a little obsessed with them, which is funny consider that up until about five years ago I thought my mom was crazy for eating 'that green stuff'.
Clearly, I've grown up a bit since then.
Another of my obsessions, and something that I've loved since the moment that I tried it is blue cheese. I swear... I have dreams about it. So, when tasked with coming up with a fun take on a holiday appetizer, I knew exactly what I wanted to do; merge the two together into one ultimate and amazing dish!
This blue cheese guacamole is full of flavor. And I do mean full of flavor. The tang, spice and creaminess of the guacamole along with the sharpness of the blue cheese pair well together, if I do say so myself. Plus, the addition of the blue cheese gives the guacamole a little bit of an elegant or sophisticated nod to an old classic - which is perfect for the holidays.
I served my guacamole with some spiced sweet potato chips that were perfect for dipping and also fall in line perfectly to make this even more of a festive holiday appetizer. Pun totally intended.
Speaking of the holidays, be sure to take part in this awesome contest that Litehouse Foods has going on right now. You can submit photos of your favorite holiday treats for a chance to win one of three $1,000 local grocery cards to create the perfect holiday meal and a year's worth of Litehouse dressing!
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Blue Cheese Guacamole
Servings: 8 • Size: About 1/4 Cup • Calories: 106.7 • Fat: 9.2 g • Carb: 6.4 g • Fiber: 3.5 g • Protein: 2.4 g • Sugar: 0.6 g • Sodium: 99.4 mg
1 Tbsp. Litehouse Basil 'Instant Fresh'
1 Tbsp. Litehouse Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing
2 Large Avocados, Skinned & Seeded
1 Lime, Juiced
1/4 C. Litehouse Center Cut Blue Cheese, Crumbled
1 Jalapeno, Minced
1 Roma Tomato, Seeded & Chopped
1/4 C. Onion, Minced
Combine the 1 tbsp. 'Instant Fresh' basil and 1 tbsp. bleu cheese vinaigrette together in a small bowl.
This brings the basil back into an instantly fresh state!
Add the basil and blue cheese vinaigrette mixture into a medium bowl with the two avocados, juice of one lime, 1/4 c. blue cheese crumbles, jalapeño, tomato, and onion.
Mix until the desired consistency for guacamole is reached.
I like mine pretty mashed up but, still with a few chunks of avocado.
Enjoy right away!
I added a little sprinkle more of blue cheese on top.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days.
This review and giveaway was made possible by iConnect Influencer Management and Litehouse Foods. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.