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Regenie's Guacamole

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 Regenie's Wholley's Guacamole

Regenie's Wholley's Guacamole

Of course, the best dip to go with any chip is: guacamole. The creamy, salty, spiciness is the perfect juxtaposition to the crunch of the chip. We have tried many recipes for guacamole over the years but found that the most basic ones; the ones with the simplest, freshest ingredients, are always the ones that receive accolades at any gathering.

The best place to gather the necessities to create your guacamole are local farms.  We have five within a six miles radius, however, since most of you are not located in the boondocks, your local farmer's markets would be the perfect stand-in.

Tomatoes, bright red and warm, picked from the vine hours ago. Onions that still display the dirt from which they were plucked. Cilantro so fragrant that you can smell it from a mile away. Limes where their size certainly does not reflect the heavy weight of juice they are hiding. And the most important component, the avocados. A deep shade of green, with a firm outside, but a slight give to reveal how perfectly ripe they are.  These ingredients - straight from the source is what makes an amazing guacamole.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

3 ripe avocados
1 tomato, seeded (remove the seeds)
1 small white onion
3 limes
1/4 cup of cilantro
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Cut and skin avocados. Mash in a bowl using a whisk (we find that easier to control) or a fork of you don't have one. Leave some whole pieces of avocado to give it more texture. Dice up the tomato and onion. Add to the avocado. Chop the cilantro coarsely.  Add to the bowl.  Roll the limes between your hand a hard surface - this helps to loosen the pulp and juice. Slice in half and squeeze juice into the bowl. Add the salt and pepper. Lightly combine all the ingredients. Serve with your favorite Regenie's Pita or Falafel chips and enjoy! 

Mediterranian Salad With Pita Chips

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Nothing says summer like a fresh, crisp salad. Vegetables, bright in color and flavor, picked from your garden or from your local farmer's market. Cheese that is rich, tangy and melts in your mouth. And of course the topped with the salty, savory crunch of Regenie's Pita Chips.  The Mediterranean Salad with Pita Chips is one of our favorites as a side dish for a fun outdoor family barbecue or add a protein of your choice to create a meal that will pair perfectly with a cool glass of Pinot Grigio and good conversation. 

Mediterranean Salad with Pita Chips

Prep time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

2 cups Regenie's Pita Chips (flavor of your choice), crumbled - place in plastic bag and roll with rolling pin gently
1 bag romaine lettuce
1 can (15oz) chickpeas
3/4 cup of tabouli (pre-made or use our favorite easy recipe)
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 tomato
1 cucumber
1 small red onion
(add your choice of protein to make the salad the perfect meal: shredded chicken breast, steak tips, grilled shrimp, seared tuna - the options are endless!)

In a large bowl, empty bag of romaine lettuce. Drain the can of chickpeas and place chickpeas on the lettuce on one side of the bowl. Place tabouli on lettuce on the other side of the bowl. Slice tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion and place on center of lettuce. Place protein on top. Sprinkle salad with feta cheese and Regenie's Pita chips. Top with your favorite dressing and enjoy!

Let us know what your favorite combination of Regenie's Pita Chips, protein and dressing top create your perfect summer salad!