Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chunky Greek Guacamole and Pita Chips for #GuacSquad12 #sponsor


On the first day of summer, I wrote about this multi-day, multi-blogger celebration of all guacamole: #GuacSquad12. We've timed this guacamole celebration to coincide with the release of the Guac-Lock™ by Casabella. At the beginning of the month, I shared the amazing giveaway we have with items from our generous sponsors: enter here! You can win a Guac-Lock™ of your own. Click for my review of the Guac-Lock™.

Today, I'm wrapping up the #GuacSquad12 event with a recipe that makes me want to pull out the ouzo and yell 'Opa!'
Ingredients 

Guacamole
  • 2 ripe avocados* (thank you, Melissa's Produce)
  • 1/2 t oregano paste or 1 T fresh oregano* (thank you, Gourmet Garden)
  • 1/2 t cilantro paste or 1 T fresh cilantro* (thank you, Gourmet Garden)
  • 1-1/2 t chunky garlic paste or 1-1/2 T fresh garlic* (thank you, Gourmet Garden)
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • juice from 1 organic lemon
  • 1 t olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 C pitted Greek olives (I used a mix of green and black) + more for garnish
  • 1/4 C crumbled feta cheese + more for garnish
  • 1/4 C diced marinated artichokes
  • fresh cilantro for garnish

Serving
  • pita chips
  • sliced carrots and cucumbers (this was my gluten-free option for my husband!)
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
Procedure

Guacamole
Place avocados, herbs, lemon juice, and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Mash with a fork until you get the consistency that you prefer. Some people like a more chunky guacamole; others prefer it more smooth. Stir in the pitted olives, artichokes, and feta cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Spoon your guacamole into a serving bowl. Garnish with more olives and feta cheese.


Serve with pita chips and fresh veggies if you need a gluten-free option. Enjoy!


Here are Our Sponsors*... 
and how you can find them around the internet

Casabella
on the web, on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram

Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices
on the web, on Twitter, on Facebook, on Pinterest, on Instagram, on Google+

Melissa's Produce
on the web, on Twitter, on Facebook, on Pinterest, on Instagram

The Giveaway...
Our generous sponsors have contributed prizes for this event. 
Click for the giveaway: enter here!

*Disclosure: Bloggers received complimentary products from sponsors for the creation of this event. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. 
Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are our own.*

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