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Memorial Day BBQ

Posted May 31 2010 1:25pm
I'd love to report that I held a BBQ filled with Skinny Beast Makeover fare that the folks raved about, but, alas, I am sorry to say that our menu consisted of... full fat hot dogs, cheeseburgers on white buns, and fat-filled potato salad and cole slaw. Sometimes a compromise is in order to please the masses and treat the hubs. Please...do not panic. I have not given up nor have I changed my ways. I did get a chance to test two of the aforementioned appys that I learned at the Culinary Hors d'oeuvre's class, and boy were they whoppers (yummy). In a Mexican food mood, I whipped up...
BLACK BEAN MANGO SALSA & GUACAMOLE
and served the duo with blue corn chips...


Here's my versionSalsa:
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1 grated shallot or 1/4 red onion
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2T olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3T cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4t each black pepper and sea salt
  • 1 can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, cover until use.

Guacamole:


Smash all ingredients in a bowl, add tomatoes and gently stir, cover, refrigerate til ready

AVOCADO MOJO: Avocados have a bad rep for being 'fattening', BUT...check out the benefits!! Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-Vitamins, and folic acid. They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluable nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. Avocados can also protect the ticker...eating them helps folks meet the dietary guidelines of the AHA (American Heart Association)

source: www.avocado.org This is an excellent site to learn all about the benefits of avocados AND has some tasty recipes. Check it out.

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