Is it summer already? It might as well be here. Let’s say hello to our looong march to summer with these Avocado and Garlic Crackers Party Food.
I see many of my friends on Facebook complaining about their Mid-West and Canadian weather, and here the sun is shining and the mercury starts to rise. And like every year as soon as it’s warm enough, I start sharing our summer-friendly recipes that require little cooking.
For this irresistible party snack I topped crispy RITZ Garlic Butter Crackers (this recipe has been developed in partnership with Nabisco) with a Mexican inspired avocado topping (I don’t mess with other people’s traditional foods, so let’s not call it a guacamole), and a touch of queso cremita (the Dominican version of queso fresco), and/or bacon. Because, bacon.
There are a lot of great ingredients in this sauce, things we Dominicans are used to, and love. Avocado, for example. Our obsession with the stuff is legendary. We can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is why I am sure that this is going to be a hit with your guests.
Who doesn’t love avocado? OK. I don’t need to know…
To add a bit of extra flavor, some crispy bacon, or a touch of queso cremita, decorate with some cilantro and you’ll be ready to celebrate summer. Regardless of the weather outside your door.
- 1/4 lb [0.11 Kg] of bacon
- 1 small red onion
- 1 ripe plum tomato
- 1 small ripe avocado
- A pinch freshly-cracked pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)
- Juice of a lime
- 12 RITZ Butter Garlic Crackers
- 1/4 lb 1/4 lb [0.11 Kg] of queso cremita (queso fresco), crumbled
- Cilantro to garnish
Chop the bacon into 1/2" [1.5 cm] pieces. Place the bacon in a microwave-safe container, and cover with plastic film. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the container, and place on a paper towel to absorb excess grease.
Dice the onion and the tomato. Peel and chop the avocado. Mix with the onion and tomato. Season with pepper, salt and lime juice to taste. Chill.
Serve avocado alongside crackers, bacon and cheese. When serving top the crackers with the avocado, top with bacon or cheese and garnish with cilantro.
Nabisco provides a variety of products that fits into your Latino-inspired recipes, and are perfect to celebrate Día del Niño. Visit Nabisco’s website or my Pinterest board to find inspiration and the kind of recipes your spring (and summer) needs.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nabisco. The opinions and text are all mine.