Who doesn't just love 7 layered bean dip party food, especially when there is a layer of fresh guacamole in it. Superbowl Sunday will be upon us in no time and its time to start thinking about whether we should host a party here or head to a friends house. I love party food because there is always a new dish to try and a recipe to steal but the bean dip with fresh tortilla chips are my favorite. In fact anything with guacamole is good with me. Easy dinner time for me is Taco Thursdays, where I simply put out a whole bunch of ingredients and everyone makes their own tacos. I love slicing up a fresh avocado or smashing it to make fresh guacamole. Its the perfect topping for Taco Thursdays and dinner prep in less than 30 minutes which is awesome for my hectic working life. Not to mention the great health benefits of Avocado such as prostate cancer prevention, breast cancer protection and heart health. I look for my avocados at the fruit and vegetable department of the grocery store and just pick ones which have a slight softness to them when touched.
What's your favorite avocado recipe? Why not enter it in the Avocados from Mexico Guac Off Recipe Contest?
HOW TO ENTER
Simply visit Avocados from Mexico on Facebook and enter your favorite guacamole recipe by January 20, 2012. Check out the playbook information for the contest details:
Submit your favorite guacamole recipe using your most valuable player - Avocados from Mexico- along with one photo of the recipe.
Avocados from Mexico will select the top 10 qualified players to be posted on the Avocados from Mexico Facebook Page.
There will be a grand prize winner in the following three categories: Most Popular, Best Recipe and Most Creative. Avocados from Mexico will choose the Most Creative recipe, Chef Roberto Santibañez will choose the Best Recipe, and Most Popular will be chosen by the Facebook voters.
Huddle all your teammates, friends, family and coworkers to vote for your recipe and win the most popular category.
WHAT WILL YOU WIN
- (3) Grand Prizes- iPad 2 and autographed cookbook signed by Celebrity Chef Roberto Santibañez
- (7) Runners Up- A $200 grocery gift card and autographed cookbook signed by Celebrity Chef Roberto Santibañez
PLUS just for entering (10) separate winners will receive a $100 gift card
COME BACK AND TELL US WHAT RECIPE YOU SUBMITTED so we can all vote for each other!
To get you in the mood, here's a yummy layered guacamole and white bean dip recipe for you! Perfect for superbowl Sunday! Start perfecting it now.
Serves: Serves 8 to 10
Prep time: 25 min.
Cook time: 25 min.
- 1 can (15-ounces) cannellini beans, drained
- 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon salt, divided
- 2 cups chopped red onion
- 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups chopped tomato
- 3 avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and mashed
- 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon (about 5 slices)
- 1/4 cup crumbled Romano or feta cheese
In food processor, combine beans, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt; whirl until smooth. In a 9x7x2-1/2-inch baking dish, spread white bean dip evenly on bottom. In a small bowl, combine red onions, 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt; mix well. Arrange onion mixture over the white bean dip. Season sour cream with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt; spread over onions. Season tomatoes with 1 teaspoon of the salt; arrange over sour cream. In a medium bowl, combine avocados, remaining 3 tablespoons of lime juice and 1 teaspoon of salt. Gently spread avocado mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese. Serve with chips, pita wedges or raw veggies.