The summer has been stifling, so snacks for the family need to be refreshing and light. Sharing my home recipe for an easy salsa and guacamole – best served refrigerated. This is a great make ahead option for the kids lunches, as well as for when you are entertaining.

SALSA

Ingredients

5-6 fresh tomatoes, seeds removed and chopped

1 bunch cilantro, rough chopped

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

½ red onion, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 115g pack tomato sauce

Salt & pepper

Procedure

  • Combine tomatoes and cilantro in a serving bowl. Add lemon juice and let marinate. Set Aside.
  • Heat olive oil on medium and sauté onions. Add salt & pepper.
  • Add tomato sauce and let simmer
  • Remove from heat and set aside. Let cool.
  • Once cooled, combine sauce with fresh tomato and cilantro.
  • Season with Salt and pepper.
  • Chill and serve.

 

GUACAMOLE

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados, seeded

1 red onion, minced

4 fresh tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons cilantro, minced

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Procedure

  • Combine onions, tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice. Season with pepper and let marinate. Set aside.
  • Mash avocado to desired consistency and lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine mashed avocado with tomato mixture and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Before serving, drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

 

MOM TIP: These recipes are perfect if you are making it for the kids. But If you make these for entertaining, you may add your preferred hot sauce and or chili flakes to kick it up a notch!