As Katie is jet setting across Europe, I am so happy to be guest blogging for Personally Paleo, one of my fave blogs when it comes to non-processed and healthy eats. Being an appetizer-lover myself, and someone that is all about balance, I am obsessed with her Caramelized Onion Meatballs and Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. Speaking of appetizers, they are what I live for! I am Alana and I am the author and recipe developer behind The Jolly Hostess, which features ideas, apps and cheers for busy hostesses. Appetizers are my main game and I am so excited to share my Fire Roasted Peppers Guacamole, which is served with plantain chips because, I hear you Paleos.
Let's talk guacamole. Not only is it made with the freshest ingredients (avocado addict over here, as I'm sure you are too!) but it's a delish foundation for adding other flavors to the mix. It's also very easy to make with a food processor = saving grace for busy hostesses.
My goal with this dish was to make a paleo/gluten-free guac with a unique flavor. Don't you love how roasting red and yellow peppers brings out a bit of sweetness to the pepper? And how that sweetness is offset with smoky flavor? Knowing that Roasted Red Pepper Hummus does very well in the food processor, I implemented the same process for the peppers and steps for Fire Roasted Pepper Guacamole. Whip this up for your next party (in 10 minutes or less) and bring on the bubbly!
Fire Roasted Pepper Guacamole
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Yields: 4 servings
2 large pieces of Trader Joe’s Fire Red Roasted Peppers cut into 1” pieces OR 1 small red pepper fire roasted.
1 large piece of Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted Peppers cut into 1” pieces OR ½ small yellow pepper fire roasted
2 avocados, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp lime, juiced
1-2 small cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp red onion, minced
1 small jalapeno, ½ seeded, ½ unseeded
dash of salt + pepper
Notes: If you are fire roasting your own peppers, remember that it adds about an hour to the prep time. I find that it is more of an authentic taste, but not necessary if you don’t have the time. Whichever method, be sure to cut in 1” piece before putting in the food processor. #youdoyou