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Roasted Garlic Guacamole with Help-Yourself Garnishes

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From EatingWell:  March/April 2010

Rick Bayless’s new book is all about how to throw a great fiesta, or party, and a key part of any great fiesta is the food. “I like to welcome guests with this guacamole bar,” he says. “I start off with a basic guacamole made with roasted garlic and set out bowls of toppings so everyone can customize each bite.” (Recipe from "Fiesta at Rick’s" by Rick Bayless; W.W. Norton and Company, July 2010.)

4 cups guacamole, for 16 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Guacamole

Garnishes

Preparation

  1. To prepare guacamole: Place unpeeled garlic in a small dry skillet over medium heat; cook, turning occasionally, until soft and blackened in spots, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool, then slip off the skins; finely chop. Scoop avocado flesh into a large bowl. Add the garlic, cilantro and lime juice to taste. Coarsely mash everything together. Season with salt. Transfer to a serving bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. To set up the guacamole bar: Scoop garnishes into small serving bowls and put the chips in a large basket or bowl. Encourage guests to spoon a little guacamole on a chip and top with garnishes that appeal.

Nutrition

Per 1/4-cup serving : 310 Calories; 21 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 10 g Mono; 7 mg Cholesterol; 28 g Carbohydrates; 7 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 451 mg Sodium; 505 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 4 fat

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