It’s that time of year again!
The Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, I’m not that excited about football. I don’t watch it. I don’t care about it. BUT, my family does and because of that it gives me the opportunity to enjoy something I really love – FOOD.
The Super Bowl is notorious for inspiring yummy foods and appetizers for people to enjoy during the big game and often many of those foods are unhealthy and made from processed junk food. But Super Bowl goodies don’t need to be bad for you, you can make super tasty yet relatively healthy crowd pleasers without compromising on quality ingredients with good nutritional value.
This is where Avocados from Mexico comes in, and in order to inspire your “big game” eating, they are hosting a contest called the Avocados from Mexico Guac Off Recipe Contest.
How to enter:
Visit Avocados from Mexico on Facebook and enter your favorite guacamole recipe. Check out the playbook for the contest:
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. Touch Down!
- (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
- (10) separate winners just for entering will receive a $100 gift card
1/2/12 – 1/20/12
To get you started with some ideas, below is one of many different Avocados from Mexico recipes you can try for party food for the big game:
Layered Guacamole and White Bean Dip
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.
Do you enjoy guacamole dishes while watching the Super Bowl?