High Heels and Grills: Homemade Chips and Guacamole

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Homemade Chips and Guacamole

My favorite part about eating out is most definitely the appetizers. I always fill up on them before I even get my meal, forcing me to have to get a box and take my main course home. Either that or I end up stuffing my face with the both of them anyway and gaining five pounds in one sitting. Whatever, no big deal. I am a die-hard chips and guacamole fan though and have come up with the perfect recipe for homemade guac!

I also had no idea how easy tortilla chips were to make, so I whipped some of those up along with it. I think they actually taste better than the store bought ones. You'll have to let me know what you think!

Tortilla Chips

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farhenheit.
  2. With a pastry brush, lightly brush one side of all the tortillas.
  3. Sprinkle salt to taste. (Or if you want to shake things up a bit, use this seasoning. If I could go back, I would've bought ten bottles of it when we lived in Texas. Love it!)
  4. Use a pizza cutter and cut each tortilla into six equal parts.
  5. Place tortilla slices on a cookie sheet, oil side up, and bake for 10-13 minutes, or until crisp.


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 Tbsp. salsa
  • 1-1/3 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/3 tsp. salt, or to taste. (I'm a salt lover, so you may not need to add salt at all. Just try it and add according to what you see fit.)

  1. Pit and scoop avocados into a small bowl - mash with a fork until well blended.
  2. Add salsa, taco seasoning, and salt - mix well.
  3. Serve with your freshly made chips!


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  1. My hubby would love that! Definitely need to try!

  2. We love making our own chips and quac since you get to tweak the flavors to what you like best!

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  4. These look delicious, I've never tried to make my own chips before, i will definitely give this a go.
    I would love it if you would drop past our blog and share this with us

  5. These look so good. I will be trying to make our own chips soon. Love your recipes. So Yummy! Thanks so much. Cindy

  6. i am soooo going to make my own tortilla chips now!!!

  7. Just pinned it! I'm drooling right now. Have to try making these chips and guac!

  8. Wow those look so good. And they look super easy. I could probably handle that. Thanks for sharing.

  9. The perfect snack! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Yum! Homemade guacamole is one of our favourites! It's so simple to prepare yourself! I love the tortilla toasts you've made to go with it. They look delicious and are probably a much healthier option than corn chips.

    Stopping by from Whatcha' Whipped Up Wednesdays my recipe is #33

  11. Sorry I'm late getting to everyone who linked up to last week's party ... This looks fantastic. I enjoy homemade quacamole and making your own chips - how great is that? I hope you'll stop by again today and share! Love Bakes Good Cakes


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