Guacamole with Baked Corn Chips
Sometimes something as simple as a dip can make my day! Guacamole is one such, that can uplift my spirits no matter what. I have to be honest - I do not like avocados. I wanted to include that in my diet when I got to know that it was a nutrition powerhouse and especially good for women. Though the calories in an avocado is high, these fats are actually mono saturated and thought to reduce blood cholesterol. But, the very taste of it (or should I say the lack of it?!) was very off putting. Then one day, we went to a Mexican restaurant for the very first time and I got introduced to guacamole. It was such a game changer. Now, THIS I could love.
Guacamole with Baked Corn Chips
The bland avocado when combined with onion, garlic, lemon and some seasoning suddenly morphs into a super flavorful dish. Of course with time, I have come to dress it up in many other way that suits my palate and have come to appreciate it even more. I find myself stocking up on avocados every week nowadays. When the evening "danger" pangs hit me, instead of reaching out for junk, I make myself this dip. Paired with some baked corn chips, its filling and very satisfactory. At the end of it, I get up feeling guilt free.
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 4 medium or 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1 small red onion,chopped finely
  • 2-3 green chillies, sliced thinly (or as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup seeded cherry tomatoes, quartered ( or chopped regular tomatoes)
  • 1-2 minced garlic
  • zest of one lime
  • juice of 2 limes (according to taste)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (as per taste)
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil for chips
  • 1 tsp cumin-coriander powder
1. Cut 2 medium avocados(or 1) in half and discard the stone. Scrape the flesh from the halves and mash it roughly with a fork. I like them chunky, but if you prefer smooth guacamole just blend them in a processor.
2. Add the onion,chilli,lime zest,juice,tomatoes and chillies. Stir and then add the cumin powder, pepper if needed and the olive oil.
3. Halve the remaining avocado, dice the flesh in small pieces and stir into the guacamole. This step is optional. You can instead use all the avocados and mash them along with the rest. Squeeze the lime juice to taste. Meanwhile stack the corn tortillas one on top of the other
4. Cut then into Chip size pieces.
5. In a seperate bowl, in 1-2 tsp of oil mix the chilli powder, cumin-coriander powder, salt
6. drop the corn tortillas in the bowl to coat them with the mixture ( again this step is optional. You can bake them just as they are and they still turn out great)
7. Place them side by side on a baking sheet.
8. Bake them for 5-7 min in a 350 F oven or until lightly crisp. They get more crisp after cooling.
9. Serve the guacamole garnished with the cilantro and with stack of these Baked chips.
If you do not have the time to make corn chips, there are many healthy options available at the grocery. Even otherwise, it goes well with so many things - tortillas, breads, bagels, pita/pita chips, crackers etc. For something that is this easy to put together, this is a must have in your fridge.
Guacamole with Baked Corn Chips

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By Priya Naveen on Apr 11, 2012

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By Sarah.a on Aug 31, 2010

Wooow look so amazing am going to try it and thanks alot

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By Kevin on Mar 30, 2009

Great looking guacamole!

By Siri on Mar 27, 2009

Hey, I love the first pic esp the bowl in which Guacamole is served! and its one of my fav mexican dishes. :) I always have this as a side dish, which my favorite Gumbo!


By veggie belly on Mar 26, 2009

this looks like a great snack or appetizer! your pictures are great!

By DEESHA on Mar 26, 2009

I love guacamole too, an all time fave. I am too lazy to bake chips, I wud rather buy a huge pack & make a bowl of guacamole. the pics look fab ..

By karuna on Mar 26, 2009

Superlicious, I loved the idea of dipping the corn tortillas in the oil and spice mixture. the guacamole looks yummy too

By Madhumathi on Mar 26, 2009

My fav dip..Looks great :)

By Chandani on Mar 25, 2009

ooooooh, your pics are so inviting, just want to grab some of these chips and guacamole!!
btw, awards waiting for you on my blog :)

By Divya Vikram on Mar 25, 2009

Guacamole is in my to-do list.. Love the idea of baking the tortilla..

By Pavithra Kodical on Mar 25, 2009

My favorite appetizer.Nice click.

By Gopi Shah on Mar 25, 2009

I really love the idea of making tortilla chips from tortilla and dip also looks yummy!!!

By Poornima Nair on Mar 25, 2009

Lovely pics...the guacamole and chips are rally tempting. Looks delicious.

By Indhu on Mar 25, 2009

lovely snack... and pictures are as usual excellent :)

By Sharmilee! :) on Mar 25, 2009

Pics are looking very fresh! Chips looks crisp and the dip looks very refreshing!!

By Alka on Mar 25, 2009

Every now and then i keep hearing about Avocados and its benefits,wish we can get some here.The chips looks crisp and i cant believe that they are such guilty free.The dip looks refreshing and the pics as usual awesome :-)

By Ashwini on Mar 25, 2009

Thats yummy and healthy..Could have that whole bowl..

By Gita's Kitchen on Mar 25, 2009

This sounds like an intresting idea, muching some chips and guacamole over some tea, yum! I do try this out when I have friends for tea :)

By Gita's Kitchen on Mar 25, 2009

This sounds like an intresting idea, muching some chips and guacamole over some tea, yum! I do try this out when I have friends for tea :)

By Pavani on Mar 25, 2009

Dk, your house is like mine.. I don't usually have any treats lying around.. When my DH wants to buy anything, I brush him off saying "I can make this at home for less money and better nutrition", but rarely get a chance to put it in action. So guests need to give me at least 1 hour to prepare. :-)

By Asha on Mar 25, 2009

I made Avocado Salsa too, Love Avocado, very good for us as you said. Baked chips looks yum, enjoy! :)

By Happy cook on Mar 25, 2009

I totally agree sometimes simple food are the best and comforting too.
Love the gulcamole, looks so delicious, if i had that bowl andthe chips i would be very ver happy :-)

By Nags on Mar 25, 2009

lovely! ur pics looks so good now, i know i say this in every post but really :D hehe..