Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cooking Light with Bobby Flay: Guacamole with Cumin Dusted Tortillas

Holy guacamole AND cumin dusted tortillas! The guac is incredible, but the tortilla chips are even better. I am so happy I found this recipe because they might be my favorite chip alternative yet! Served with the following guacamole recipe or simple salsa, these Cumin Dusted Tortillas are going to have you excited about appetizers and healthy party snacks all over again. Thanks Bobby!

GUACAMOLE WITH CUMIN DUSTED TORTILLAS
Serves 6


INGREDIENTS:

Guacamole~


  • 4 ripe avocados; peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • salt & pepper
  • chopped cilantro leaves, to taste
  • Cumin Dusted Tortilla Chips; recipe follows

Cumin Dusted Tortillas~
  • 4 whole wheat flour tortillas; cut into 12 slices each
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil cooking spray
DIRECTIONS:GUAC~ Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl (mashing the avocado with a fork works well) and mix to a chunky consistency. Season, to taste, with salt, pepper, and cilantro.

CHIPS~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the tortilla slices in a single layer, spread out on a baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with cumin and salt. Bake for about 10-12 minutes on the center rack. Check on them half-way through (at 5 minutes) to make sure they are not burning. Cool slightly and serve with guacamole or salsa.

 RESULTS:

Like I mentioned at the top, these recipes rocked. You all should have seen my excitement when I realized there was a healthy way to make these yummy-lookin' tortillas. Instead of using corn tortillas and frying them in peanut oil, we are using healthy whole wheat flour tortillas and baking them. How much does this little change impact the recipe nutrition wise? Let me show you!

BEFORE: 138 calories;  6.62g fat;  18.52g carbohydrate;  2.21g protein;  1.5g fiber
AFTER: 90.33 calories;  1.89g fat;  15.11g carbohydrate;  2.85g protein;  1.43g fiber
SAVES: 47.67 calories; 4.73g fat; 3.41g carbohydrate

Since there weren't any changes made to the guacamole recipe, there are no shocking numbers to post. However, I did work out the nutrition facts for you. If the fat is more that you were hoping for (even though it is healthy fat), you can opt for some naturally fat free and delicious salsa. I would recommend trying some mango salsa to go along with these Cumin Dusted Tortillas.

I hope you enjoy this recipe duo!

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving):

GUACAMOLE: 221.5 calories;  19.66g fat;  13.44g carbohydrate;  2.83g protein;  9.05g fiber

CHIPS: 90.33 calories;  1.89g fat;  15.11g carbohydrate; 2.85g protein; 1.43g fiber


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