Take Your Guacamole To The Next Level With These 2 Key Ingredients

Photo: Courtesy Of Joy The Baker.
Since there is no fantasy avocado factory that produces savory avocado treats, I’ve settled for roasting a big ol’ bunch of cherry tomatoes, and tossing them (along with just a little too much feta) into a batch of creamy do-no-wrong guacamole. 

Avocados feel like a hot commodity here in the south. In California, they grow on trees, and in my experience, you always have a friend who complains about the random avocado tree littering their backyard with avocados. Oh, how I long for such produce problems. 

Anyway, this guacamole might just be the game-changer you need.

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Photo: Courtesy Of Joy The Baker.

Roasted Tomato And Feta Guacamole
4 Servings 

1 heaping cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half      
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to roast
4 ripe Hass avocados, pitted and sliced into chunks
1 small yellow onion, peeled and finely diced (a heaping 1/2 cup)
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
Juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
Heaping 1/3 cup crumbled feta
Salt and pepper to taste
Corn chips for serving  

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1. Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 375 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place tomato halves, cut side up, on the baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast until bubbling and slightly wrinkled and dry, about 15 minutes.

2. Remove from the oven to cool on the pan until cool enough to handle. Place all of the tomatoes on a cutting board and coarsely chop.  

3. In a medium bowl, combine avocado chunks, onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and cilantro. Coarsely mash with a fork or a potato masher. Add tomatoes, feta crumbles, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Taste and season as necessary. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving. Serve with corn chips.      

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