Cheese and Almond Guacamole
4 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 serrano peppers*, halved, seeded (if desired) and finely chopped
3/4 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese (6 oz.)
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (6 ounces) or crumbled feta cheese
Carrots, jicama strips, and/or pita chips
Lime wedges and cilantro sprigs(optional)
In a large bowl combine the avocados, onion, serrano peppers; mash slightly with a fork. Fold in the cheese, lime juice, almonds, cilantro and salt. Spoon into serving bowl. Serve at once or cover surface directly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.
Serve with carrot sticks, jicama strips, flatbread or pita rounds, lime wedges, and cilantro sprigs.
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Makes about 4 1/2 cups or 10 servings. Each 1/4-cup serving with 183 calories, 16 grams fat, 13 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 8 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 6 grams protein.