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Guacamole Mousse with Salsa

 Guacamole Mousse with Salsa
People who try this comment on the beautiful color and great combination of cool creamy guacamole topped with zesty salsa. This unique dish really captures the flavor of the Southwest.
18-24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch white pepper
  • 3 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • SALSA:
  • 5 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, diced
  • 1 to 2 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a food processor, cover and process the avocados, lemon juice,
  • chili powder, salt and pepper until smooth. Place in a bowl; add

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Guacamole Mousse with Salsa (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tomatoes, sour cream, cream, mayonnaise and onion.
  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1
  • minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Stir
  • into avocado mixture. Pour into a 6-cup mold coated with cooking
  • spray; sprinkle with cilantro. Chill until set.
  • Meanwhile, combine salsa ingredients; chill. To serve, unmold mousse
  • onto a platter; serve with the salsa. Yield: 18-24 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 132 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.