Holidays With Honey – Honey Guacamole

guacamole

Guacamole is so festive, all green and red!  This will be gone in minutes…

Yield:  3 cups

Ingredients

4 ripe Haas avocados

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

8 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)

1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 Roma tomatoes, seeded, and small-diced

Directions

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl.  Immediately add the lemon juice, honey, hot sauce, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the chopped cilantro and diced tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper.

Go-To Honey Salsa

salsa

This is an accompaniment to the Black Bean Soup posted today, and it is a good all-purpose Salsa recipe. The honey counters the acidity of the tomatoes.

Ingredients

1- 14 oz can diced tomatoes

1- 10 oz can orginal Rotel

1/2 small onion, roughly chopped

1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed

1/2-1 jalapeno, seeded or not (depends on how spicy you like it)

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

small to medium size handful of cilantro, washed

juice of 1 lime

Directions

Put all the ingredients in the base of a food processor or good blender and pulse to combine for 30 seconds or so until all the ingredients are finely chopped and salsa is desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste. Serve with chips or over tacos.