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Tableside California Avocado-Black Mission Fig Guacamole

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Tableside California Avocado-Black Mission Fig Guacamole
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Here's a delicious recipe for a fruity yet spicy guacamole made with figs:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Hass avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 3 fresh Black Mission figs, diced, or 2 dried figs, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
  • 1 small jalape-o pepper with seeds, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, or to taste

Directions:

Gently stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until just combined. Serve with baked blue-corn tortilla chips.

Serving Size: Makes 12 - 3 Tbsp Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate, 11/2 fat, Calories: 90, Calories from fat: 61, 7 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 8 g total carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 3 g sugars, 1 g protein.


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