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Share a Spoon: Cinco de Mayo Style

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Think Tank Momma




Share a Spoon Warm the Heart
Cinco de Mayo Tribute
 

 Making Mexican food is so much fun.  It's all fresh ingredients, which I love.  I made guacamole and easy quesadillas yesterday, and everyone was thrilled.
Here's what you will need:
2-3 Avocados
1 garlic clove
1/4 small red onion minced 
1 jalepeno
2 limes
1 small tomato
kosher salt
1 tsp fresh chopped cilantro
Cut avocados in half and remove pits.  In a large bowl, scoop entire flesh of the avocados into the bowl whole.  Use a spoon and just go around the hard shell of the avocado.  Squeeze the juice of two limes over the avocados.  Add a little salt.  Seed the tomato by squeezing out all the juice and then chop and add to the bowl.  Seed the jalepeno and chop.  Add to the bowl. Mince the red onion and add.  Grate the garlic and add chopped cilantro.  Now take two forks and mash everything together.  I like a chunky guacamole so I don't take it too far.  If you like yours creamier, you can certainly pulse it in the food processor. (pictured to left)


 My daughter likes fresh salsa so we threw two tomatos, a clove of garlic, 1/4 red onion, fresh jalepeno and a bit of cilantro in the food processor and pulsed a bit. (pictured to right)


For the quesadillas you will need:
Soft taco sized flour tortillas
olive oil
Cooked Chicken breast chopped (I used a Rotissery chicken I picked up at the deli)
shredded cheeses (I used a shredded blend and I shredded pepper/jack as well)
Salsa

In a non-stick skillet or on  a griddle heat to medium/low.  Brush one side of the tortilla with olive oil.  Place the oiled side onto the skillet or griddle.  Add cheese to half of the tortilla.  Top the cheese with chicken and salsa.  Then top with the other cheese.  Flip the side without toppings over.  Please reference pictures.




Brown nicely on both sides.  Make sure to adjust your heat lower if the outside browns too quickly.  You want the cheese to melt nice and gooey.  
I serve these with sour cream, salsa and guacamole as pictured to the right.





So there you have it.  Quick quesadillas, homemade guacamole and I even threw in a quick salsa too.  Happy eating Smackers!
Join me in Sharing a Spoon this week won't you?  Link below!
Love!


34 comments:

That One Mom said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! Delicioso!!! (Yes, I'm babysitting this morning, and yes, they're watching Dora.)

I heart guacamole!!!

Erin said...

I'll be right over! Guac is one of my very favorite things (and Mexican food in general). Everything looks so good---where do you find the time to do this w/ a new baby?!?!!?

Travis said...

Hell, I guess I should whip something up for this, because I love to cook and I love to blog.

I'll see what I can do, only it may be next week.

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I love avacado's! The recipe looks absolutely divine and now I'm terribly hungry and want that NOW!

lol Nice presentation! :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

I totally missed breakfast this morning so I've been looking for some food inspiration for lunch!! I'm totally going to go to the Mexican restaurant down the street!! hehe. I love guacamole!! Nice recipe. I think I'll pick up a few & try this! Thanks for the recipes!! =) Quesadillas are also my fav!!

My Mercurial Nature said...

That looks SO yummy!! Can you just come here and cook FOR me?!

Salt said...

Yum yum yum! We ended up going out last night, but this would have been the perfect recipe to make at home! Mexican is one of my favorites to make. :)

Holly said...

Guacamole....my downfall...LOVE IT! I brought the beans to the party!

Meeko Fabulous said...

Here's a tip that a very wise Mexican grandmom and mom passed on to me . . . After you've mashed up everything up, put the pit back in as it will keep the avocado from browning. :)

Buffee said...

And I get Dick's Wings when I come over? Wrong I tell you, just wrong! :)

Amber said...

That looks Yummy! I've been wanting to try making a Quesdilla for awhile now I think I will!

Tracie said...

I linked up. No pictures though because I didn't plan ahead. (boo, me)

MindyMom said...

Looks good! :)

Mae Rae said...

Yummy Yummy, This one goes in the keep file for sure.

I have an award for you over at my place.

The Blue Zoo said...

Guac looks like baby poop to me. So Ive never really been into it. But those Quesadillas! Oh yummy!!!

I posted dessert. yummers!

Nancy C said...

It even looks pretty!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGoodness the boys would dig this!!! Anything with homemade guacamole would make hubs drool, not sure if that is good or bad but we'll go with good ... lol :)

Thanks for the recipe, I'm linking up 3 of my favorites :)

Alicia said...

mmmmmmmm seriously i'm coming over for dinner next week! it looks amazing mama! you sure you're not part hispanic???

Jeni @ peppertowne.com said...

Fantastic cinco de mayo meal!!! You're right, Mexican food is the best cause of all the fresheness rolled up inside. I love you salsa recipe..can't wait to try it! This is a great link party...It's a good way to get new ideas.

SurferWife said...

Yes! Love this stuff. I love making Mexican for the same reasons. It's all so fresh and I am a huge cilantro freak.

I like to add some garlic salt into my guac, too.

MiMi said...

Seriously! I KNOW I could be there by dark! I'd bring dessert!

June said...

It looks absolutely delicious.

Jen said...

hey, :) this is a great idea, when I have more time to post, I will br right over! LOL

yum, I loveeeeeeeeees mexican!

Daffy said...

I should've had hubs run to the store for these items. Looks MUCH better than the Toxic Hell we ate last night. Between the migrane and being so damn drained I didn't feel like cooking. That will teach me to not check your blog as regularly as I should.

Looks awesome!

carissa said...

That looks so delicious!! I seriously love homemade salsa mor than anything else in the world. I may have to try this!

Danielle said...

OMG, I love all the pictures you guys are posting. It makes me want to learn to cook! :)

Busted Kate said...

OMG that looks so good, I'm dying. I've been doing the low carb thing and therefore all I ever crave is Mexican food (not a good diet to be on when you live 45 minutes north of Mexico.)

Mrsblogalot said...

My mouth us watering!!! Yummmmmm!

Happy Mother's Day Mama!!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Oh these are so yummy! I love your new feature!! I made fish tacos last night...I am not sure if I will have time to link up but maybe next time!! I'm so hungry now!

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

That looks soooooo yummy! I love cilantro! I was watching Ina Garten today, and she said that she hates cilantro and that it tastes like dish soap....

Sarah With Scissors said...

Hot damn, that looks delicious. Now I know what I'm serving the boys next time they're over.

The Princess of Sarcasm said...

It was a bad idea to read this when I didn't have dinner tonight! I thought I would just go to bed without eating.....but now I'm not sure I'm going to make it!

*LLUVIA* said...

AUTHENTIC ALL THE WAY TO THE LAST INGREDIENT!! I love it!!!

TIGHTWAD said...

Yum! Love Mexican food! And enjoyed the fun kid's lunch ideas too - thanks!