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LA PLaza/PepsiCo Event Recipes

Mon, 2011-09-19
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Along with the announcement from PepsiCo giving LA Plaza $1 million, PepsiCo provided guests with a culinary demonstration. Below are some of the recipes of the food that was served.

Avocado Hummus
2 ea Large avocados (3 small)
3 tbsps Real Lemon, lemon juice or other lemon juice from concentrate
1 clove cloves garlic crushed
1 ½ tsp kosher salt
4 tsp tahini
4 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Pinch ground coriander (optional)
Pinch cardamom (optional)

Blend all the ingredients a food processor until smooth.
Spread the Avocado Hummus into a serving dish.
Sprinkle evenly with chili roasted pepitas and chopped cilantro
Squeeze one or two lime wedges over the top and garnish with additional lime wedges.

Method for chili flavored pumpkin seeds
1 cups pumpkin seeds
½ T canola oil
½ t new Mexican chili powder
¼ t kosher salt
Pinch ground black pepper

In a large sauté pan, heat the canola oil over medium heat for 2-3 mins, add the seeds and spices, toast for 4-5 mins allowing the chili and spices to adhere to the nuts. Cool the seeds on a sheet tray. Coarsely chop

Baby Heirloom Tomato Salsa
1 pint mixed baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup minced white onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced jalapeno
1/2 cup 1/4" diced mango
1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoons black pepper
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon chopped mint
1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Mix well