Monday, May 3, 2010

Avocado Sauce
This recipe was from a recent Taste of Home's Light and Tasty magazine.  I wanted to try it, and I liked it, but it needs a few changes.  I'm going to post the original recipe, as well as the version I think would be better.  What I actually made was somewhere in between.  I will show you in the first recipe what, and why I did not like certain parts.

Original Recipe:
1/4 cup avocado  The sauce did not taste very much like avocado; I doubled the amount so it lived up to its name.
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tblsp. lime juice The sauce did taste like lime juice to me!  I liked the taste of it, but I think less would be better.
1 tsp. dill weed I only added about 3/4 teaspoon of dill because it seemed like a lot in comparison to the other spices.  I think the taste of dill still came through fine with less.
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp parsley flakes
dash of cayenne pepper
Samantha's version: 
1/2 cup avocado
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 Tbsp. lime juice
3/4 tsp dill weed
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. parsley flakes
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (or ground red pepper)

Instructions: In a small bowl, mash avocado.  Add the remaining ingredients; mix well.  Serve with tortilla chips, or tacos.
This is my favorite way to cook.  A little more of that, less of this, not that, but how about some of this.
Usually I  post my version of the recipe when I blog.
I make some recipes exactly like the original, many recipes with my mom's modifications, and the rest my way.  =D  Its all in the fun of cooking!  Be creative, and make food so it tastes good to you!

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