Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cheers to National Guacamole Day with Sauza Tequila!

Holy guacamole!  National Guacamole Day is September 16th and Sauza Tequila is giving thanks for the delightfully delicious super food with a “Good to be Green” avocado cocktail and a side of mouth-watering, Artichoke Guacamole with Toasted Pine Nuts.

Fun facts about our favorite fruit:
  • Avocados have been cultivated for more than 10,000 years
  • Avocados pack even more potassium than a banana!
  • Nearly 105 million pounds of avocados were consumed during the 2014 Super Bowl – bring on the guac!

Good to be Green  
·         1 ½ parts Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
·         2 parts limeade concentrate
·         ½ parts triple sec
·         ½ ripe avocado, chopped
·         ½ cups ice
·         Avocado slice for garnish

Preparation: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve in a salt rimmed glass. Add an avocado slice for garnish. Enjoy!

Artichoke Guacamole with Toasted Pine Nuts
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped white onion
  • 2 tsp. minced jalapeño or Serrano chilies (Optional: remove seeds and membranes)
  • ½ tsp. teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2  large ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 1 small plum tomato, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice 
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts

  1. In a medium size bowl, use the back of a spoon to mash 1 tablespoon of the cilantro, 1 teaspoon onion, 1 teaspoon of minced chili, and ½ teaspoon salt together against the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Add the avocados and gently mash them with a fork until chunky-smooth. 
  3. Add 1 cup of marinated artichoke hearts chopped with ¼ cup of toasted pine nuts and stir.
  4. Fold the remaining cilantro, onion, and chili into the mixture. 
  5. Stir in tomatoes and lime juice, taste to adjust the seasonings.
  6. Serve with warm corn tortilla chips.  

**Makes 4 Servings

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