Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pampered Chef- Avacado Salsa Cups

I made this appetizer for my first Pampered Chef party.   Actually, I made Mr. make the recipe because I was too busy preparing for the party! Anyhow, they were so easy and my guests loved them.  One of my favorite Pampered Chef products is the Mini Muffin Pan.  I use mine all the time and always make one recipe at each party using it.  It's a top 5 in my kitchen.  From bite sized appetizers to desserts, you can't go wrong.  To order one, visit my site. Make sure to add this recipe to your fall football party list! 

Avocado Salsa Cups 

Tortilla Cups

6 (11-in./28-cm) flour tortillas
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil

Avocado Filling

2 small plum tomatoes
2 small avocados
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
Additional chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). For cups, using Pizza Cutter, trim tortillas to form six 6-in. (15-cm) squares. Cut each square into quarters for a total of twenty-four 3-in. (7.5-cm) squares. Make a 1-in. (2.5-cm) cut from each corner toward the center of each square. Brush both sides of each square with oil using Chef's Silicone Basting Brush. Press squares into bottom of Deluxe Mini-Muffin Pan using Mini-Tart Shaper. Bake 8-10 minutes or until crisp. Remove from oven.

For filling, core and seed tomatoes. Finely dice tomatoes and avocados using Utility Knife. Chop cilantro with Food Chopper. Combine tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, lime juice, garlic pressed with Garlic Press and salt in Classic Batter Bowl.

Fill cups with filling using Easy Adjustable Measuring Spoon. Spoon sour cream into resealable plastic bag; trim corner using Utility Knife to allow sour cream to flow through. Pipe sour cream over avocado mixture. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro, if desired.

Yield: 24 servings


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