Goat Cheese Guacamole w/ Pita Chips

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I am obsessed with avocados but I’m pretty sure you already knew that. I think 80% of my breakfasts in the past year have been some version of avocado toast. I can’t stop/won’t stop. Sometimes I wonder how many avocado toast pictures you can endure in  My Everyday Life posts…365?  Someone made a comment on one of my Instagram photos about how many Weight Watchers points are in an avocado and I thought to myself…thank god I’m not on Weight Watchers (been there, done that, it totally works, but I’m a food blogger and I’m not about to put points on this stuff. I just can’t……….fit into some of my jeans but whatever).

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Let’s talk guac! My dear friend Gaby just came out with an amazing new cookbook— Absolutely Avocados. It’s AB/FAB!  Gaby also has quite an obsession with avocados and this is just one of the many many things I adore about her. She’s a real gem/burst of sunshine if you didn’t already know. She’s also one of the few people I can dish on Bravo shows for DAYS.

I picked this guacamole as my first of MANY recipes to try because I can’t stop thinking about sun-dried tomatoes since I made that crazy Greek French Bread Pizza last week. I was also intrigued with putting goat cheese in a guac and OH BOY IS IT GOOD! You know when you get a CREAMY avocado and it’s like buttah? It’s like that times 1000. It’s so smooth and creamy, that you’re not sure if it’s the avocado or goat cheese that you’re eating. Not to mention the combination of  lemon with the sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes & the tang in the goat cheese makes it…Earth shattering.

Just to reiterate, I am not on Weight Watchers…but maybe after eating all servings, I should reconsider…Ha!

And we’re off!

Let us begin with our ingredient gathering.

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We’re gonna make our own pita chips. It’s EASY.

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Cut three pieces of pita bread into triangles. Brush olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle salt & pepper over the pita.

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In a large bowl, scoop out the avocado (sans pit!) and add in the goat cheese, chives, sun-dried tomatoes & give it a quick stir/ mash.

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Add in the lemon juice. The more the merrier, I say!

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Mix it up! Salt & pepper to taste, as you do!

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Serve it up!

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You’re going to want to put it on EVERYTHING and ANYTHING. #trustME #insane #dontputitonatoothbrushthough

 

Goat Cheese Guacamole with Pita Chips

serves 4

recipe adapted from Absolutely Avocados

  • 3 Hass avocados
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (to taste)
  • 5 slices pita bread, each cut into 8 triangles
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

Cut each avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin, and place the avocado flesh in a bowl.

Add the goat cheese, chives, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Mash with a fork until half smooth and creamy. Taste and add more salt & pepper if desired.

Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly brush each side of pita with olive oil and sprinkle salt & pepper over triangles. Scatter pita onto a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes, until nicely browned and crisp.

Serve fresh pita chips alongside guacamole. Enjoy!

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  • April 24, 2013

    So many people posting Gaby’s recipes today…I have a very strong avocado craving all of a sudden :) The goat cheese must be so good in it!

  • Becca
    April 24, 2013

    Pretty sure that you and Joy share a brain.

  • Karen from France
    April 24, 2013

    Hi Tracy,

    Have been wanting to ask you for days and days, if not weeks, HOW THE HECK do you keep that silhouette of yours when making all these beautiful mouth watering and yes, weight-watcher-point-obliterating dishes??? LOL! I live in France (so, beautiful food you can imagine) and have found love again (so, wining and dining and enjoying wonderful meals and wines, because of course he is a connaisseur and has the best wine cellar) and have obviously put on more kgs, sorry lbs than I would care for. I am more of a ‘live love and eat’ kinda girl so diets are not part of my routine…but I have been sort of obsessed lately by losing wieght! But at about the same time I found your blog and I ADORE IT. I really enjoy reading your recipes and love you wittiness :) But dangit, how do you do it??
    Now that I have ranted a bit, I will now make my list to stop by my local fromagerie and buy some beautiful goat cheese to make this insane looking guacamole…
    Thank you for sharing your love of food and pretty things, oh and I love your pictures…all of them.

  • April 24, 2013

    Homemade pita chips are the bomb.com, so easy and really so much better than store-bought. Those sundried tomatoes add some popping colour to that guac. I think she came up with that recipe with your avocado toasts in mind!

  • thank god I’m not on Weight Watchers (been there, done that, it totally works, but I’m a food blogger and I’m not about to put points on this stuff. I just can’t……….fit into some of my jeans but whatever). <==this is my life.

    also, let's just wear knit dresses or get different jeans and enjoy all the foods.

  • April 24, 2013

    Gaby’s recipes are all over today!! It is making me crazy. I already was obsessed with avocado, but today it is hitting on all time high!! Love this. Pinning!

  • Chelsea
    April 24, 2013

    This looks AMAZING. Avocado’s one of those things I usually don’t mess with too much because I’m obsessed with how good they are all on their own, but I think yours & Joy’s recipes this morning have changed my mind! Thanks, Tracy!

  • I dig it! YUM!

  • April 24, 2013

    Oooooooooo! I’m in love with avocados, too. This looks delicious! The chew of the sun dried tomatoes looks like it adds a great texture to the guac. Can’t wait to try it!

  • jenny
    April 24, 2013

    #don’tputitonatoothbrushthough HAHA! because you know we all would if we could!

  • another delicious guac recipe. you and Joy both are amazing

  • April 24, 2013

    ugh ugh ugh. This looks ultimate! Must make this spring/summer!

  • April 24, 2013

    Oh wow! This looks absolutely incredible. A great twist on the ever-delicious guacamole! You can’t go wrong!

  • April 24, 2013

    this looks SO amazing! I am a recent avocado-obsessed person and a long time goat cheese lover. Yummmm.

  • Stacey
    April 24, 2013

    Last hashtag. Amazeballs. I feel like brushing your teeth with guac wouldn’t be the worst thing ever? You make me laugh every time I read your blog. It’s funny that yesterday you mentioned that sometimes you have trouble coming up with the words part of your posts. As a reader, I’d never know. Your writing is awesome, relatable, and funny. The best part is that a lot of times you sneak the funnies in and I have to re-read something and be like “Ha! Tracy! You jokester!” I feel like you’re one of the few bloggers who is a powerhouse recipe creator/adapter, photographer, and writer! Shutterbean.com visits never fail to meet my expectations!

  • April 24, 2013

    Oh my goodness. Guacamole (one of my favorite things) PLUS goat cheese (another of my favorite things)?!?!

    This has to happen in my life.

  • Oh my YUMMMMMM. I actually CAN NOT WAIT to try this.

    And I actually just looked up the WW points in an avocado, and maybe I just don’t understand weight watchers, but it doesn’t seem like that many? Regardless, I’m going to opt to be blissfully ignorant to the whole thing and keep on brushing my teeth with the delicious little things. Wait, did you say NOT to do that?

  • April 24, 2013

    Goat Cheese & Guac…these are a few of my favorite things. This is happening. This weekend.

    • Tracy
      April 24, 2013

      Do it!!!!

  • April 24, 2013

    Okay, I’m a little hesitant, but…I will try it.

    I’m totally going to put it on a toothbrush.

    • Tracy
      April 24, 2013

      Hahahahaaaa. Ahhhh!!!

  • Another great guac recipe today! Looks delicious :)

  • This recipe looks amazing. I had seen a similar take on this this morning on Joy the Baker, and now seeing this I know I really have to eat goat cheese and guac as soon as possible.

  • April 24, 2013

    You know food wishes posted a really good pita recipe, if your intrested in making your own :)

    • Tracy
      April 24, 2013

      Oh, I thought I did make my own?

      • Jenna
        April 24, 2013

        I think maybe she means the bread, not the chip. Maybe you made the bread too though? If so very jealous at your perfect roundness, my homemade pita are always wonky round. I have to make my own pita here in Oz as I’ve brought too many store-brought ones that have turned out to be mouldy and now I’m scarred for life. Totally going to make a batch to try with this amazing looking guac!

        • Tracy
          April 24, 2013

          Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh.My bad!

  • Shawna
    April 24, 2013

    HA! 2 WW Points for half a small avocado.

    I blame your blog (and my addiction to Smitten Kitchen) for my being on Weight Watchers. LOL And maybe all the bourbon, French cheese and Acme bread……

  • April 24, 2013

    This looks amazing! I love the addition of goat cheese. I can’t wait to make this :)

  • Two of my favorite ladies made different versions of the same guac dip. STOP TRYING TO BRING ME INTO YOUR CLUB. Okay… um. Can I be in your club?

    I like the sundried tomato business. That is the marriage contract between the guac and the goat cheese.

    • Tracy
      April 24, 2013

      You can totally be in our club!!

  • Nicole
    April 24, 2013

    This looks amazing!
    I am currently doing the fast diet and it appears to be working, two days a week eating 500 calories and the rest of the time I eat what I like.

  • Michelle
    April 24, 2013

    I didn’t know you were an avocado fanatic! Me, too!!! I eat an avocado every day, and I do believe they are one of the true fruits of the gods. My husband suggests that I eat 1/2 an avocado, and share with him. But really I don’t think he knows what he’s talking about. Mmmmmm, can’t wait to make the recetta.

  • April 24, 2013

    Oh wow! All the best salad things in a guac! Squeeeeee…….. I need Gaby’s book. STAT!

  • Akilah
    April 25, 2013

    Why hasn’t anyone protested that in clean, healthy living (Weight Watchers may ‘work’, but does it last forever??) avocados are GOOD FAT!

  • April 25, 2013

    I was planning on making your flatbread this weekend for a party, and this is being added to that. It’s going to be a Shutterbean explosion of goodness.

  • Hashtag hilarity!
    Heidi xo

  • April 26, 2013

    I seriously eat avocados like every day. They are the best and that guac looks awesome!

  • Darci
    April 27, 2013

    I have planning to make a batch of this and have for breakfast each morning on my toast (that you got me addicted to last summer) and then you show this idea in your Week in Pictures post. Love it.

  • Nikki
    April 28, 2013

    I have a bunch of leftover honey goat cheese… Might that work?

    • Tracy
      April 28, 2013

      Might make it too sweet. Maybe you can at hot sauce to balance it out?

  • April 29, 2013

    Sounds SOO good!

  • April 29, 2013

    I love Guacamole, and I must try this lovely recipe!!

  • June 13, 2013

    lol love the “dontputitonatoothbrushthough” hashtag. i miss reading your blog! i had a baby recently so haven’t had as much time for blog reading. but it’s also exciting to have a big backlog that i can read through.

    • Tracy
      June 14, 2013

      Welcome back!!! And congrats :)

  • August 25, 2013

    I made this today and just posted about it :) it’s here if you’re interested: http://www.amuse-your-bouche.com/goats-cheese-guacamole/

    Thanks (to you and Gaby!!) for the amazing recipe!

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