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Spicy Tortilla Chips and Mock Guac

Spicy Tortilla Chips and Mock Guac

Next time you throw a party—or you’re invited to one—give this crowd-pleasing double-barreled recipe a try. The tortilla chips are lightly toasted to a crisp and spicy golden brown, while the guacamole is long on flavor but short on dairy fat. This great version calls for tofu to give the avocado a creamy boost without the cholesterol and calories of sour cream, but with lots of extra protein. Plus you get all the health and beauty benefits of avocado, like skin-nourishing antioxidants.

This is so quick and easy to make, you won’t even mind if it becomes a family favorite. More flavor, more fun, more party pleasure.

Spicy Tortilla Chips
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or Mexican chili powder
8 flour tortillas, 8-10 inches in diameter

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. In a small bowl, whisk cayenne or chili powder into olive oil.

3. Brush one side of each tortilla with oil mixture.

4. Cut each tortilla into 12 wedges.

5. Place tortilla wedges on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8 – 10 minutes until slightly crisp and golden brown.

Mock Guac (Vegan Guacamole)
1/3 lb soft tofu
1 whole avocado
1/4 cup chopped green onion, including greens
2 fresh garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 tomato, chopped
Salt to taste

1. Cut avocado in half and remove seed. With a spoon, scrape avocado flesh from peel and place flesh in medium mixing bowl. Mash avocado with a fork until smooth.

2. Add tofu and mash with fork until smooth. Mix well until uniform in color and consistency.

3. Add green onions, garlic, lime juice, tomato, and salt to taste.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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3:02PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

thanks. haven't tried guac w/tofu yet.

5:10AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013


1:08AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Thank you :)

3:45PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

I don't get it. Why on earth add tofu to guacamole? Regular guacamole is vegan anyway, unless there is sour cream it it, which is optional.

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5:56AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:53AM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

Fabulous recipe. Love it. Thanks.

1:59AM PDT on Jul 8, 2011

I have my own guacamole, and it's always a hit. thanks.

9:06PM PST on Feb 7, 2010

Sounds great; thanks, Cait!

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