Friday, January 07, 2011

Jacqueline Seewald's Easy Guacamole Dip

I'm so excited Jacqueline Seewald is able to join us for the Warm Up with Flaming Foods event this month. I had not realized she has 10 BOOKS out including a young adult. I have read her excellent mystery and romance titles and will now get my hands on the YA. This talented lady was also a librarian and clearly she is a good cook too. Enjoy!-AA

 I enjoy cooking and baking but especially like to prepare quick and easy foods. This is mainly because I spend most of my time either in front of a computer writing in a variety of genres or reading mystery and romance fiction. Today I'm including one of my fast recipes that company can enjoy. In honor of Molly’s new mystery novel, it’s a hot recipe--though not as hot as my sensual historical romance TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS.

Easy Guacamole Dip

Avocado dips are easy to make and can be varied for every taste. The avocado is a very healthy, heart-smart food. Guacamole is also traditional for Super Bowl Sunday. So here’s my lazy cook’s recipe for it:

Make certain your avocado(s) are fully ripened. They should be dark green and a bit soft to the touch but not mushy. Cut in halves with a sharp knife so the two halves separate easily.

Pull out the pit, then scoop all the green fruit with a spoon and place in a bowl.

For two people, one avocado is sufficient for a dip. For four people, two avocados, and so on.

Next, mash your avocado(s) with a fork until fairly smooth.

Add half a jar of salsa (12 to 16 oz.) and mix together. Use the whole jar for two or more avocados. If you really want a hot, spicy dip, choose extra spicy salsa.

Squeeze in half a lime for zing.

Season with a teaspoon of cilantro ( I don’t bother using the fresh kind. I keep jars of seasonings on hand).

Serve with favorite chips or crackers.
Jacqueline Seewald has taught creative, expository and technical writing at the university level as well as high school English. She also worked as an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. She has won a number of awards for fiction, poetry and plays. Ten of her books have been published. Her short stories as well as poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications and numerous anthologies. Her mystery novel, THE INFERNO COLLECTION, was published by Five Star/Gale in hardcover in 2007 and Wheeler large print in 2008. Another novel, THE DROWNING POOL, was published in 2009. The third mystery in the Kim Reynolds series, THE TRUTH SLEUTH, will be published in May 2011. A young adult novel, STACY’S SONG, was published by L&L Dreamspell in November 2010.


dkchristi said...

Great information! Tasty also. author of Ghost Orchid and more...

Molly MacRae said...

Yum. I love guacamole. Thanks for sharing this, Jacqueline. I'm looking forward to curling up with Tea Leaves and Tarot cards!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thanks for commenting. Hope you try the dip!