Food & Drink

Greek Yogurt with Mango + Avocado

Chobani hack time!  I’ve been waiting for my avocados to ripen throughout the week, and I’m so happy to finally be able to do this!  In a previous post I made about Chobani SoHo, another scrumptious flavor I had was Mango Avocado creation.  Yes, I know, it sounds so bizarre.  Greek yogurt with mangos avocados?  Think of it more as a dip and it won’t be as strange of a concept.  Since plain greek yogurt really doesn’t have much flavor, it serves as an incredible palette for multiple flavors.

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According to the Chobani website menu, the ingredients for this are:  Mango, Avocado, Jalapeños, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coarse Salt, Fresh Cilantro, and Lime Juice, served with Blue Corn Tortilla Chips.  I’m omitting the jalapeños from my recipe and replacing the lime juice with lemon juice.  The result is still ridiculously delicious!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients:
– 3/4 cup greek yogurt, 0% or 2%
– 1/4 cup diced mango
– 1/4 cup diced avocado
– 1 tbs diced jalapeños (optional)
– 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
– pinch of sea salt
– 1/2 tsp lime or lemon juice
– cilantro, for garnish
– blue corn tortilla chips

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Method:
1. Put the yogurt in a small bowl.  Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the yogurt, and top with mango and avocado.  Squeeze lime or lemon juice over the toppings.  Add a pinch of sea salt, and garnish with jalapeños and fresh cilantro.  Serve with blue corn tortilla chips.

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*Tip: As you can see in my picture, I didn’t dice my mangos and avocados that finely, but I would really suggest slicing them very thin so the tortilla chips will be able to hold them up better.  I found myself taking a knife and cutting them up as I was eating this!  Haha.

Food & Drink

Guacamole

I love guac.

DSC_0016Whenever the grocery store has avocados on sale, I always pick up a few to whip up some guacamole.  So many of my friends still buy pre-made guac, and I don’t know why!  When avocados are on sale, homemade guac is such a huge money saver.  Not to mention it is ridiculously delicious!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients:
– 2 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
– 1 roma tomato, diced
– 1/4 small onion, finely cut
– thick lemon slice
– salt & pepper to taste

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Method:
1. Scoop the avocados out into a medium mixing bowl, and mash with a fork.  This is a personal preference thing, if you prefer chunky guacamole, don’t mash it until it is smooth.  If you like it smooth, you might want to use a potato masher for quicker results.
2. Squeeze the lemon juice from the lemon slice and stir in the avocados.  This will smooth out the mashed avocados, making them much easier to work with!
3. Season with salt and pepper at this time.
4. Stir in the tomato and onion.  Stir.
5. You’re done!  Scoop out guac onto a serving bowl and top with blue corn chips (or chips of your choice!)

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Keep your leftover guacamole in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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