Just in time for Cinco de Mayo week!! Have you ever been stumped on what to have for lunch but you’re so ‘meh’ on slapping a few slices of ham or turkey and cheese between two slices of bread with a little spread and call it a meal? Well, how about making. a Guacamole on a roll sandwich!?
As I sat at our dining table, my growling stomach was distracting me from writing our blog. In my usual ‘looking around and thinking of words to type’, my eyes locked on two ripe avocados sitting on the counter. It was a few short minutes after noon time; Captain Dan was outside doing…hmmm…what the Captain always does…puttering.
Well, anyways, I got up and fumbled through our fridge and started pulling things out for the sake of pulling them out. I was thinking about how I could pull something magical off like Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman or Jeff Mauro, the Sandwich King; two of my favorites on the Food Network www.foodnetwork.com.
Soon, the counter next to the fridge had an array of things that I just stared at. “Okay”, I thought “I can DO THIS!” Then 10 minutes later….BAM!!! Oh wait, did I just do an Emeril?
2 Large Ripe Avocados
1 packet of Guacamole Mix
About 12 Grape Tomatoes – Washed
1 Tablespoon Dried Onion
½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
Fresh Ground Pepper
2 ‘Everything’ Bagels (high fiber)
OPTIONAL: 2-3 drops Young Living Lime Vitality Essential Oil
- Spoon dried onion in a small pinch bowl with a couple teaspoons of water to hydrate
- Shred cheese; put aside
- Halve grape tomatoes; put aside.
- Skin and mash the avocado in a small bowl and add in the lemon juice and a few dashes of fresh ground pepper.
- Combine packet of Guacamole Mix in with mashed avocado.
- Add in hydrated onion.
- Fold in cheese and tomatoes.
- OPTIONAL: Add in 2-3 drops of Young Living Lime Vitality Essential Oil (for culinary uses) for flavor.
Now, it should look like you just want to grab a spoon and shovel it in…but don’t do that…or maybe…well, that’s up to you, but today, I have to share this.
Slice bagels in half and toast lightly; spread Guacamole Salad as thick as you’d like. Its healthy so don’t worry about indulging.
Serve with low-fat Blue Corn Nacho Chips and fresh brewed unsweetened ice tea.
Once you take your first bite of the guacamole, a plethora of flavors will sort each other out. The smooth buttery-ness of the avocado with hints of lemon and lime mesh with the acidity of the tomatoes, onions and black pepper. Soon after you finish your first bite, you palette will be begging for another.
You will no doubt, have enough left to make another sammich but ya know what? Just go grab that spoon! No judging here!