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Garlic Gold Pita Crisps and Guacamole

A meal in itself with some ripe summer tomatoes.  I’d add olives and those little pickling cucumbers too.  Organic chicken on the grill….. Or Steady Lane Farm hamburgers or steaks….

Seven Oaks Ranch, the maker of Garlic Gold products, is nestled in the Ojai Valley.  The Ranch grows and distributes organic produce such as tomatoes, Meyer lemons, Hass avocadoes, and, of course, garlic.  Proponents of sustainability, Seven Oaks utilizes solar electricity to power the ranch along with a long list of cutting-edge sustainable farming practices.  We’ve sold their products for years and hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do!

1 pkg Baker whole wheat pita 1/2 c of favorite salsa
¼ c Garlic Gold EVOO with nuggets 1 tsp. Spike  (or salt and pepper to taste)
4 Hass avocados, mashed fresh basil or cilantro as garnish
2 tb Garlic Gold EVOO with nuggets

Preheat oven to 325 degrees (or heat up grill).  Cut each pita bread into 6-8 triangle wedges (you can do the same with tortillas too).  Arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet, and using a pastry brush, brush pieces with Garlic Gold EVOO and nuggets (you’ll have to stir it inside the jar).

Bake until pita wedges are golden and crisp, about 12 minutes.  (Same with tortilla “crackers”.)  Cool completely.  Alternatively, brush pita with just the oil, grill for a minute, flip, brush second side with oil and nuggets.  Grill another minute or two.

Mash avocados with 2 tb. Garlic Gold EVOO and nuggets, salsa, and Spike, an oldie but goodie from Gaylord Hauser re-introduced to adoring masses in the 1990’s by Oprah Winfrey.  I’m proud to say I grew up with Spike!  Taste and adjust seasoning.  Serve guacamole with crisps and veggies.

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