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Simple Salsa and Guacamole
by Ritsuko

Summer in Osoyoos is extremely hot like Mexico—I’ve seen many, small wild cactuses growing in my yard.

Under the glorious sunshine, I welcome my visitors with cold Mexican beers. While they relax at the gazebo, I prepare my original Mexican appetizer, simple salsa and guacamole, and serve it with crispy corn chips, soft tortillas, sour cream and a bottle of hot sauce.

My family and friends are addicted to this appetizer. “Fresh and healthy!” they say. It helps to keep a good appetite on hot days and cheers the guests at outdoor parties.


Simple Salsa

1/3 bunch minced cilantros
2 minced tomatoes
1/2 minced onion
1 minced green peppers
1-2 minced seedless jalapenos
1-1/2 lime cut half and half
1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
1-2 tsp salt
Mexican chili powder (optional)

*Do not use food processors for chopping tomatoes and cilantros.
Mix together and squeeze the half lime.


2 avocados, peeled and mashed
1/2 lime
2 minced green onions
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
1 tsp salt
3/4cup Simple Salsa
Mexican chili powder (optional)

*Mix together and squeeze on the half lime.