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If you are a regular reader, you know I’ve lived in Texas my whole life. We’ve all grown up eating Hispanic and TexMex cuisines, and we eat them often as they are favorites in our family. Many times I love to add certain ingredients to spin a Mexican flavor onto other cuisines I’m cooking as well.
One thing my family loves to snack on is guacamole. My kids love to eat it after school or even packed in their school lunches. My husband loves it as midnight snack. And, I love that it’s chocked full of veggies when I make it fresh for them.
Plus, I have a secret ingredient to make it extra delicious. I crumble up La Vaquita® Queso Fresco and add it to the avocados along with all the veggies. You can find it at grocery stores like HEB, Brookshires, and Kroger. I get mine at Kroger in the dairy department. I love how easily it crumbles to go on top of tacos, salads, and into my guacamole!
Have you heard of La Vaquita® brand? It’s perfect for so many TexMex and Hispanic dishes. It’s hand wrapped right here in Texas. It actually began back in 1971 with Maria Castro. She would make small batches of her artisanal cheeses in her Houston home from a recipe her grandmother taught her on their family farm in Mexico. You can learn more about La Vaquita® Queso Fresco and their other products.
Here’s how I like to make my Queso Fresco Guacamole:
First, cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. We have a family of 5, so I tend to make a larger batch of guacamole and start with four avocados.
Next, I add some fresh lime juice. I squeeze an entire half of a large lime with four avocados.
For such a big batch, I get out the potato masher. If I’m just making an individual serving, then I mash with a fork, but it’s so much easier to use a potato masher for a big bowl of guacamole.
Next, I dice up the tomatoes and onions.
After I add the veggies in with the avocados, I sprinkle in crumbled La Vaquita® Queso Fresco on top.
Then, it’s time to mix it all up. I like to chill it for 15-30 minutes unless everyone is immediately ready for a snack.
- 4 large avocados
- juice of 1/2 of a large lime
- 2 roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 large onion, diced
- 1/2 cup of La Vaquita® Queso Fresco cheese, crumbled
- Remove the avocado meat from four avocados and add to a large bowl.
- Squeeze half of a large lime onto them.
- Use a potato masher to mash the avocado.
- Chop tomatoes and onions and add to the avocado.
- Crumble La Vaquita® Queso Fresco cheese and add to the avocado.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Serve immediately or chill for up to 30 minutes.
This is one of our favorite snacks. It is so good! If you’re like me, you’ll want to add a few more Queso Fresco crumbles on top of your guacamole, too!
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