Mealtime Mama: Fresh guac and salsa

Happy Monday! We grabbed some great recipes from our Mealtime Mama sponsor, Ozark Natural Foods, to share with you today. They have organic items to make these recipes even more nutritious.

They look delicious!


  • 5 ripe avocados
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 small jalapeno, finely minced
  • Fresh lemon and lime juice to taste
  • Salt, cumin, chili powder, to taste

Directions: Cut avocados in half, remove pits and scoop out the fruit into a large bowl. Immediately add lemon and lime juice, and the rest of the spices, taste as you go. Then add cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, bell pepper, onion and tomato. Blend together with a potato masher, taste again and add more spices and citrus juices as needed. Serves 8-10 people.

Fresh Salsa

  • 4 tomatoes, quartered
  • 2/3rds bunch of cilantro, loosely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, quartered
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small jalapeno
  • Fresh lemon and lime juice to taste
  • Salt

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and blend in a food processor. Taste and add more citrus juices and salt as necessary. To spice it up add more jalapenos! Also, to make a heartier dip, try adding one can of drained black beans, 1 can of drained corn, and 1 avocado, diced.

The key for both of these recipes, like for most dishes, is to taste as you go along. I promise you are going to want to use more of the herbs, citrus juices, and fresh herbs than you think. They add flavor.

~ Recipes by Pauline, ONF produce manager

Ozark Natural Foods is a locally owned consumer cooperative dedicated to participatory democracy. Its mission is to provide owners and the Northwest Arkansas community with natural and organic products that encourage healthful living and a sustainable planet. Click here to become an owner, which has all kinds of special benefits!