When I married my husband, Patrick, 23 years ago, I spent the first year trying my best to cook him creative meals. I’ve always been more of an artist than a chef, so I relied on my mom’s tried and true recipes. One of my faves is her guacamole. I knew it by heart – avocados and cottage cheese. I was set! However, when I assembled the side dish for Patrick, he gave me a funny look.
“Is this cottage cheese mixed with the guacamole?”
“Um, yah, duh!” I answered. I thought it was a main staple of any guac recipe. Turns out, he had never heard of it. But he loved me (he did marry me after all) and he tried it. Reluctantly. And then his eyes lit up! He liked it!
“I know why your mom makes it this way,” he said as he scooped up his fourth or fifth heaping glob onto a Frito. “The cottage cheese is an extender. It doubles the amount of guacamole without taking away from the flavor. It’s smart!”
So now, my mom’s recipe has become our recipe too. But I have added a kick – salsa verde and lime chips! I’ll get to that in a bit. For now, just know that this is a yummy recipe that is perfect for summer parties or just to indulge. Use it as a dip or on tacos, etc. Make a batch and give it to your neighbor!
Here is what you need to make this!
Four large Avocados From Mexico
1 tub of cottage cheese, 8 ounces
1 jar of salsa verde
Salt and pepper to taste
Crushed red chiles to taste
Lemon or lime
Optional: You can also add pomegranate seeds for a bit of sweetness!
Scoop out the avocados in a large bowl and smash them with a fork. Add the cottage cheese and mix well.
Pour in about 1/2 cup of the salsa verde. Mix. Add the crushed red chiles to taste, as well as salt and pepper. Mix. YUM!
Now for the chips! Pour a bag of tortilla chips in a large bowl, cut and then squeeze about six limes onto the chips and toss with your hands, add salt if desired. If you don’t want to do this, you can always buy lime-flavored chips. It adds a nice zesty zing to the overall flavor and experience!
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Love & light,