Taquitos with Greek avocado guacamole

For my birthday Mr. Squid made a Mexican feast–chicken and potato ancho-spiced taquitos, rice and refried beans. But we only had one avocado. Not enough for guacamole. So he poked around the refrigerator to see how he could improvise. Now we’ve been whipping Greek yogurt in with salad dressing and vinaigrettes for awhile now, so he figured the creamy consistency of the yogurt might pair well with avocado. It did.

A few good reasons to give this Mexican-Greek fusion guac a try? Here you go:

At least around here avocados are pricy right now–adding Greek yogurt into your guac makes it go farther!

Say your avocado isn’t quite mash ready; mix in Greek yogurt and you can get the perfect consistency, whether the avocado is ripe or not.

Kids who are turned off by regular guac might like this lighter version.

Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4-6


Ingredients

1 avocado

1/3-2/3 cup Greek yogurt

1/4 cup salsa (green preferred)

1/2 lime (enough juice for 1 Tbsp.)

Tabasco (or other spicy sauce)

salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise.
  2. Scoop both halves of the avocado into a mixing bowl along with 1/3 cup Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup salsa.
  3. Mix together using a emulsion blender (or you can use a blender).
  4. Add 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice.
  5. Adjust taste and consistency by adding extra salsa and Greek yogurt, salt and pepper.
  6. Blend and serve.

*For a chunky guacamole, put only half of the avocado into the Greek yogurt mix. Follow the remaining steps. Cut the other half of avocado into dices and mix with a spoon into the pureed guacamole mix.

Kids’ reactions: The teen gave it two thumbs up (it’s taken her a long while to like avocados). My two younger kids tried a dip or two of guacamole with their taquitos–they liked that it was dippable, but no rave reviews from them. I’m working on it.

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