Guacamole with cucumber and Thai chili peppers

I find guacamole almost as versatile as salsa. It’s mainly used as a dip, topping, or a substitute for condiments such as ketchup or mayonnaise. In additional to using guacamole in Mexican recipes, it’s also delicious on top of grilled bread, hamburgers, or in sandwiches.

My guacamole has cucumbers for an extra crunch and Thai chili peppers for spiciness. It’s also chunkier than the traditional guacamole because I like to see nice diced pieces of avocado. If you prefer a smoother texture, mash the avocado with using a fork or a potato masher.

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guacamole with cucumber and Thai peppers
Guacamole served in Tostitos Scoops

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Salsa with Thai chili peppers

Not only is salsa one of my favorite condiments, I find it very versatile. On occasion, I like to use salsa as a substitute for ketchup with omelets, hamburgers, hot dogs, along side beef, chicken, fish, etc. In this recipe, I substituted jalapenos with Thai chili peppers. Even though Thai peppers are spicier than jalapenos, the flavor is not as pronounced. Being more mild in flavor, the Thai peppers allow you to taste the other ingredients. This is just my twist on making salsa.

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Salsa with Thai chili peppers
Salsa served in Tostitos Scoops

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Green Chutney Hot Dogs

Just the other day, I happened to catch Bobby Flay’s hot dog Throw Down and thought, how could we do an Asian style dog? I mean, hot dog! Easy enough – let’s find a low calorie hot dog (found these at Whole Foods – 110 calories per serving), wheat buns, and fresh veggies. The green chutney is common – I found this recipe online. Chutney was very easy to make and certainly packs flavor. I’d estimate 2 hot dogs topped with fresh veggies and green chutney around 500 calories. Give this quick recipe a shot – and don’t forget to let me know what you think!

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Green chutney hot dog

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