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Entertaining: Queso Fresco Guacamole Bites

August 9th, 2013

by Megan from Take a Megabite

Wisconsin Queso Fresco Cheese Guacamole bites appetizer recipe

Summer entertaining is at its laid-back best when the grill is hot, the beer is cold and everyone brings a dish to share. Megan from Take a Megabite created these colorful Queso Fresco Guacamole Bites. Topping easy homemade Savory Lime Crisps with Queso Fresco Guacamole gives you a zesty bite perfect for passing. You won’t believe how fast these disappear!

Wisconsin Queso Fresco Cheese Guacamole bites appetizer recipe

Get the rest of your next backyard BBQ menu in the summer issue of Grate. Pair. Share., which includes Blue Cheese-Stuffed Chipotle BBQ Burgers from Deborah at Taste and Tell and Pimento Cheese Macaroni Salad from MacKenzie of Grilled Cheese Social.

Queso Fresco Guacamole Bites
by Megan of Take a Megabite
 
Makes 48

Savory Lime Crisps:

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Zest from 1/2 lime
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) cold butter, cut into pieces
2-3 tablespoons ice water

Guacamole:

2 avocados, seeded
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small shallot, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Juice of 1 lime, or to taste
1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin Queso Fresco Cheese, crumbled, plus more for garnish
Red pepper flakes for garnish

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In medium bowl, combine flour, salt and zest. Combine the butter with the flour mix using pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle cold water over dry mixture 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly and stirring with fork. Add water each time to driest part of mixture. Dough should be just moist enough to hold together when kneaded gently.

Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 1 1/2-inch cookie cutter, cut in rounds. Place rounds on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or just until turning lightly golden.

Cool on wire rack.

To make guacamole, mash avocado, garlic and shallot together in small bowl. Add salt, pepper and lime juice to taste. Add 1/2 cup Wisconsin Queso Fresco and mix well. Top each round with a spoonful of guacamole and garnish with remaining crumbles of Wisconsin Queso Fresco and red pepper flakes to taste.

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