Friday, July 8, 2016

Litehouse Guacamole Herb Blend

guacamole blend
Whether you are into just gourmet cooking or healthy cooking, if you know what you're doing than you know how important herbs and spices are in the kitchen.  Using salt, fat and sugar, like food manufacturers do, only gets you so far.  If you are limiting your intake of the bad stuff, than the use of seasonings is even more important. 

As someone who loves big, bold flavours, I have always been a heavy user of herbs and spices.  Fresh herbs are indispensable but not always practical, so I make sure to have lots of dried ones on hand.  Quality really matters since old, stale ground herbs and spices will have little flavour or aroma.

Litehouse has a line of herbs and seasoning blends where you can actually identify the ingredients, like their Guacamole Herb Blend. In this case the ingredients include: Red Onions, Cilantro, Lemon Peel, Tomato, Red Chili, Garlic, Cumin.

Litehouse generously sent me 2 glass bottles of this new variety, which is non-GMO, and sodium- and gluten-free.  I used it to season my guacamole salad dressing for the Southwestern slaw I made last week (that's the dressing below). 

It was amazing!  I added a teaspoon of ground cumin, along with about a 1/4 of one bottle, because I adore cumin and wanted a bit stronger smoky flavour.  I also added some salt, but I like that this is salt-free so you can control how much you add.

They even have a video with recipe instructions for creating the perfect guacamole:

If you are trying to eat healthier, than it is essential to stock your kitchen with good quality herbs and spices like this blend. 

Disclosure: I was sent this product to review but all opinions on the blog are my own.

Have a lovely, happy, healthy and well seasoned weekend!

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