A Squared: Just For Fun: Guacamole & Jalapeño Jack Pretzel Crisps

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Just For Fun: Guacamole & Jalapeño Jack Pretzel Crisps

For a long time I did not like (or want to like) guacamole. Maybe it was the green hue or the odd texture, but I don't think I actually ate it and enjoyed it until I was in college. It's hard to imagine that now since Alex and I snack on it maybe once a week. And when I was living in Boston after college sometimes a bowl of fresh guacamole and tortilla chips would be my dinner. Not my most well planned or balanced meal, but I was 22, poor, and single so it worked. Guacamole is delicious though. And it is full of nutrients, so (tortilla chips aside) I felt like I was doing pretty well!

 And now you know my history with guacamole. So, when the lovely folks at Pretzel Crisps sent over a sampler of some of their delicious snacks I knew exactly what to do: Pair my favorite snack with my all-time favorite dip! I thought it would be fun to pair up my cool, tangy, and somewhat spicy guacamole with the zesty and crunchy Jalapeño Jack Pretzel Crisps. And it was a perfect match! Alex and I enjoyed this snack with a couple of cocktails soaking up an end of summer evening on our deck recently.

And the best part? Unlike my post-college "dinners" of tortilla chips and guac, this snack has about 1/4 of the fat of that one thanks to the Pretzel Crisps swap. So, snack away!

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded, ribs removed, and finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. red onion, minced
  • 1 Tbs. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • Jalapeño Jack Pretzel Crisps, for serving

Scoop avocado into a medium bowl, discarding the skin and pit. Mash avocado with a fork until desired consistency is reached. I prefer it mostly smooth with a few small chunks. 

Stir in lime juice, pepper, onions, cilantro, salt, and pepper and mix well. Carefully fold in grape tomatoes.

Serve with Jalapeño Jack Pretzel Crisps and enjoy!

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