Holy Guacamole...

As the summer comes to an end we have a few last chances to have a backyard event and enjoy summer eats like chips and dip & barbecue. Once fall hits, it's usually on to soups, and hearty type foods. A great summer snack I love is guacamole. Pick up a few of the delicious avacado's from The Heritage Farmers Market, some tortilla's from your local grocer and follow the directions below.


Ingredients (serves 2-4):
-4 ripe avocados (they should be firm, with just a slight give)
-1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
-1 tablespoon shallot, finely diced
-2 teaspoons jalapeño, minced (remove the seeds if you don’t want it quite as spicy)
-1-2 teaspoons coarse salt, to taste
-1/4 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper
1. Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel and place it in a mixing bowl.
2. Roughly mash the avocado with a fork. Add the cilantro, lime juice, shallot, jalapeño, salt and pepper and continue to mix well.
3. Transfer to a clean bowl and serve immediately.
Tortilla Chips 
Ingredients (makes 96 chips):
-12 corn tortillas
-2 cups canola oil
1. In a shallow pan, heat oil to 360° F.
2. Cut tortillas into even strips.
3. Gently place strips into oil, only a handful at a time.
4. Watch carefully and flip, if necessary, until they’re just golden brown and crispy.
5. Remove with a slotted spoon or strainer and place on a paper towel.
6. Sprinkle with sea salt.
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