{thirsty thursday} – homemade salsa, guacamole, and ginger ale {{and GO BRONCOS!}}

30 Aug

i like making stuff myself.

salsa and guac are always so easy, super healthy, and a hit for any occasion.  i sometimes just like to have it sitting out while i’m preparing dinner or of course, during any football game. i’m so happy it’s preseason!  the broncos are playing super late tonight, so i look forward to catching the game!!!

– 4-5 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped

– 2 avocados, chopped

– 2 small onions, chopped

– 1 jalapeno, diced

– 4-5 cloves garlic, shaved or grated

– cilantro leaves, rinsed

– 1 lime, halved

i make two different dips.

for the salsa, begin with amazing organic local tomatoes :

save about 1/4 cup tomatoes for the guac – then add in onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, juice of 1/2 lime, sprinkle of S&P {i don’t measure, so you’ll have to trust your instincts with this}… blend in a food processor to your desired consistency.  i like mine to be all blended well, not a lot of chunks…

for the guacamole, start with an amazing organic avocado like this :

i take a lot of pride in picking a good avocado…

i think i actually used 2 avocados for this – then add in reserved tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, garlic, juice of 1/2 lime, S&P, and blend well until very creamy… i tend to add less garlic or onion to the guac, as to not overpower the avocado flavour.

let sit for a few minutes to let the juices settle… add in more of anything you feel needed, to taste…

serve with organic tortilla chips and of course, something refreshing to drink…

i boiled down fresh ginger in water and created this syrup…

then added it to my homemade seltzer water

and, i added in a little brandy… because i love me a brandy and ginger ale, especially with anything spicy!


7 Responses to “{thirsty thursday} – homemade salsa, guacamole, and ginger ale {{and GO BRONCOS!}}”

  1. mylifeisthebestlife August 30, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Brandy and ginger ale sounds heavenly!
    Avocados are one of my favorite foods, but Husbandio doesn’t like them (one of the few things he doesn’t eat…along with pineapple…weirdo) so I rarely stock them unless I’m craving a delicious treat. YUM YUM YUM!!!


  2. Becca's Green Kitchen August 30, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Delish!! I’m so excited to catch up on lots and lots of food and foto. 🙂


  3. anthony0358 August 31, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    finally finally , someone else who likes Brandy! Man this looks so yummy and awesome!
    I love this! thank you for posting it for us


  4. angelina {whisks&ruffles} October 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    This sounds super yummy!! We always chop our own tomatoes etc for salsas but omg your pictures just made me hit myself in the head… Food processor !!!


  5. angelina {whisks&ruffles} October 21, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    This is so awesome! I love salsa n guac. As I’m reading this I’m hitting myself on the head… Why didn’t I think of food processor?….


    • cooking with audrey October 25, 2012 at 12:20 am #

      happy to inspire, angelina! love your name, by the way – blog name, too! 🙂


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