Spooky Halloween Tortilla Chips with Guacamole

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I wish that I was the one who came up with the idea to make these spooky Halloween chips using cookie cutters and flour tortillas, but it was the “Domestic Diva” Martha Stewart! Rather than using cooking spray, I brushed the scary figures with canola oil. My flour tortillas were an organic wheat and corn and an organic whole wheat and corn that I had purchased at Trader Joe’s. What goes perfectly with these delicious and healthier chips other than homemade guacamole! This is the ideal spooky appetizer for any upcoming Halloween party!

Spooky Halloween Tortilla Chips with Gucamole

Spooky Halloween Tortilla Chips with Gucamole

TORTILLA CHIPS:

Ingredients:

  • Large flour tortillas, such as organic wheat and corn, organic whole wheat and corn
  • Organic canola oil
  • Sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using the cookie cutters, cut shapes out of the tortillas. Place on nonstick cookie sheets.
  3. Put some canola oil in a small bowl and brush both sides of tortilla chips with oil. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes.

GUACAMOLE:

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • Juice of one lime
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 large Roma tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon+ chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. Place the avocados in a large bowl. Add lime juice. Mash the avocados using a potato masher. Add cayenne and cumin. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Stir in the onion, garlic, jalapeno, tomato, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Spooky Halloween Tortilla Chips with Gucamole

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Chicken Quesadillas

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The other day I had some delicious chicken quesadillas at the California Pizza Kitchen. I thought they would make a wonderful appetizer for our Super Bowl Party. Besides chicken, their quesadillas contain cheese and black beans. The perfect cheese to use is the organic Monterey Pepper Jack Cheese I get at Trader Joe’s, because it is just a bit spicy. I was able to use almost all organic ingredients, except for the chicken. Flour tortillas can be replaced with gluten-free tortillas. So here is my recipe for some yummy and simple to make appetizers! (This can easily be adjusted to make more or less quesadillas).

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Ingredients:

  • 6 Trader Joe’s Organic Wheat & Corn Flour Tortillas
  • 1 package Trader Joe’s Organic Monterey Pepper Jack Cheese, grated
  • 1 can (15 ounces) organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 Grilled Chicken Breast Tenderloins with Cilantro and Lime Juice, chopped into small cubes (posted in an earlier blog)

Directions:

  1. Spread some cheese lightly over half a tortilla. Then add some black beans and chicken. Finally, add another light layer of cheese. Fold tortilla in half. Repeat 5 more times.
  2. Using a large nonstick frying pan, place the quesadilla in the pan. When one side in golden brown, flip over and brown the other side.
  3. Cut each quesadilla into 4 equal pieces and serve immediately. Makes 6 quesadillas.

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