Sourdough Semolina Parchment Crackers

These ultra thin and delicately crispy parchment crackers are made with semolina flour and sourdough starter for a yeasty, buttery flavor that’s perfect for your next charcuterie board. Homemade crackers are worth the effort, especially in the case of these parchment crackers that are almost supernaturally thin and crispy, made with the help of a […]

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These ultra thin and delicately crispy parchment crackers are made with semolina flour and sourdough starter for a yeasty, buttery flavor that’s perfect for your next charcuterie board.

Homemade crackers are worth the effort, especially in the case of these parchment crackers that are almost supernaturally thin and crispy, made with the help of a pasta roller and a pizza stone.

Side view stack showing just how thin and crispy these semolina sourdough crackers are, stack sitting on a distressed wooden bread board.

Homemade crackers bring me great joy, from cheese to more cheese to everything seasoning.

But out of all the crackers I’ve ever made, these might just be my favorite (and if you know me, you know I don’t throw around terms like best or favorite lightly).

Imagine, if you will, the thinnest, crispiest cracker you’ve ever eaten, so thin it almost melts in your mouth. Lightly seasoned with little more than sea salt, the toasty, slightly yeasty flavor of the cracker serves as a perfect foundation for infinite topping possibilities (a smear of soft, ripe cheese and a dollop of pepper jelly is my personal favorite).

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Authentic Avocado Salsa Verde Recipe (Salsa Taquera)

Inside: Learn how to make the perfect avocado salsa verde, also known as salsa taquera, which is a great salsa recipe to go with your favorite Mexican tacos. In Mexico, …

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Inside: Learn how to make the perfect avocado salsa verde, also known as salsa taquera, which is a great salsa recipe to go with your favorite Mexican tacos.

avocado salsa with chips and peppers

In Mexico, there are an infinite number of salsa recipes. Any home you go to will have their favorite recipeusing basic ingredients and imparting a ton of great flavors. Salsa is a staple in Mexican foods and you will find it at every table and nearly every meal.

One of the great things about salsa is that you can adjust the heat levels by adding or taking away different peppers, or by changing what kind of peppers you use. For example, for today’s avocado salsa recipe, I use serrano peppers and habanero peppers, so it has the perfect amount of heat for me. However, if you want to make it less spicy, you can replace the habaneros with jalapenos and omit the serranos.

What is Salsa Taquera?

This avocado salsa recipe is also called salsa taquera. This is because it is the perfect salsa to serve on your favorite Mexican tacos, like barbacoa tacos, tacos al pastor, carnitas tacos, and more! It uses fresh avocados, a combination of spicy peppers, fresh cilantro, and other simple ingredients. It has the best flavor and a slightly chunky texture which I love.

avocado salsa verde with chunks of avocado

Throughout Mexico, you will find “taquerias” or tacos stands, all over the city. You can go right up, tell them what kind of tacos you want and have freshly made tacos on your plate in a matter of seconds. There is no need to wait for taco tuesday in Mexico! Usually they have a variety of salsas that you can choose from, and this avocado salsa is always at the top of the list for me since it is one of my favorite salsa recipes.

There are a few different varieties of avocado salsa. For example, some varieties blend all of the ingredients together to make a creamy avocado salsa, while others (like this recipe) include avocado chunks that are added directly to the sasa verde for a different texture. You can serve it on tacos like I explained above, or you can use it as a yummy dip with fresh tortilla chips.

How do you make Avocado Salsa Verde?

The key to this homemade salsa recipe is to use the freshest ingredients. For this particular recipe, you will need to gather the following avocado salsa ingredients:

  • Fresh Tomatillos
  • Serrano chile
  • Habanero chile
  • Ripe Avocado
  • Onion (red onion or white onion is fine)
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salt

The process is very simple. You will start by making a delicious salsa verde, and then you add in the chopped ingredients at the end to give it this salsa’s signature texture.

Of course it is important to start by washing all of the ingredients first. Once you have done that, add some water to a pot and bring to a boil, adding the serrano peppers (don’t add the habanero to the water, it will be used later).

After 5 minutes, add the tomatillos and let it continue cooking for a few minutes until they start to change color slightly. Remove the peppers and tomatillos from the water and let them cool down.

Once they have cooled, add them to a blender with a little bit of water, the garlic, 1/4 of the onion, a few small pieces of the cilantro, and salt to taste and blend well. Then pour the salsa into a medium bowl and set aside for a moment.

Next, chop the rest of the cilantro and onion and cut the avocado into small chunks. Add the chopped ingredients to the bowl with the salsa and add additonal salt to taste if needed.

avocado salsa verde with a yellow spoon and fresh ingredients

Let me know in the comments below how this recipe turned out and what your favorite kind of salsa is to serve with tacos.

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Avocado Salsa Verde (Salsa Taquera)

Learn how to make the perfect avocado salsa verde, also known as salsa taquera, which is a great salsa recipe to go with your favorite Mexican tacos.
Course Appetizer, salsa
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword salsa, salsa taquera, salsa verde
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 1/4 cup servings
Calories 45kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 Tomatillos
  • 4 Serrano Peppers
  • 1 Habanero Pepper
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash all of the ingredients
  • Bring about 1-2 cups of water to a boil and add thte serrano peppers.
  • Cook for 5 minutes and then add the tomatillos, and continue cooking until they start to change colors. Remove the peppers and tomatillos from the water and set aside.
  • Blend the tomatillos and peppers with the garlic, 1/4 onion, a small amount of cilantro, and salt until smooth. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  • Chop the rest of the onion and cilantro and cut the avocado into small chunks.
  • Add the chopped ingredients to the salsa and mix.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/4 cup serving | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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Maple Almond Buckwheat Granola

There’s a new sweet snack on the block and it’s stealing our hearts! This crunchy, maple-infused buckwheat granola is nutty, perfectly sweet, and totally oat-free (we see you, oat-free friends!). Oh, and accidentally oil-free, too!
Thi…

Maple Almond Buckwheat Granola

There’s a new sweet snack on the block and it’s stealing our hearts! This crunchy, maple-infused buckwheat granola is nutty, perfectly sweet, and totally oat-free (we see you, oat-free friends!). Oh, and accidentally oil-free, too!

This new twist has all the snackable perfection you know and love about the classic but with an epic flavor duo: cherry + almond. Just 9 ingredients and 30 minutes required! Let us show you how it’s done!

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Almond Flour Crackers (1 Bowl!)

Lunchboxes, rejoice! The perfect homemade crackers do exist, and they happen to be vegan and gluten-free! These almond flour crackers are nutty, salty, crisp, and super snackable. Enjoy them on their own or pair with your favorite dips!
Just 7 ingredie…

Almond Flour Crackers (1 Bowl!)

Lunchboxes, rejoice! The perfect homemade crackers do exist, and they happen to be vegan and gluten-free! These almond flour crackers are nutty, salty, crisp, and super snackable. Enjoy them on their own or pair with your favorite dips!

Just 7 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 25 minutes required for these simple, grain-free crackers. Let’s get baking!

How to make almond flour crackers

These gluten-free almond flour crackers start with the perfect combination of dry ingredients.

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No-Bake Cinnamon Roll Bites

Craving cinnamon rolls but not ready to commit to the hours of wait time? SOLUTION: no-bake cinnamon rolls! These naturally sweetened treats combine the ease of energy bites with the flavor of cinnamon rolls. Not to mention, how cute are they?!
They’re…

No-Bake Cinnamon Roll Bites

Craving cinnamon rolls but not ready to commit to the hours of wait time? SOLUTION: no-bake cinnamon rolls! These naturally sweetened treats combine the ease of energy bites with the flavor of cinnamon rolls. Not to mention, how cute are they?!

They’re the perfect treat for lunch boxes and mid-day energy slumps. Just 8 ingredients, 20 minutes, and 1 food processor required! Let’s get rolling.

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Cowboy Caviar

Y’all know I’m from Oklahoma, right? I grew up eating cowboy caviar, also called Texas caviar. It’s a classic bean salad recipe popular in the South. You…

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cowboy caviar recipe

Y’all know I’m from Oklahoma, right? I grew up eating cowboy caviar, also called Texas caviar. It’s a classic bean salad recipe popular in the South. You can serve it as a side salad or as salsa. Either way, people go crazy for cowboy caviar at potlucks.

Cowboy caviar is made with black-eyed peas and black beans, chopped tomatoes, corn, bell pepper, onion and cilantro tossed in tangy Italian dressing. I typically think of cowboy caviar as a warm weather salad, but it’s made with ingredients that are readily available year-round.

Cowboy caviar is actually perfect for New Year’s if you’re craving something fresh yet hearty, and trying to hit your black-eyed pea quota!

cowboy caviar ingredients

I have one issue with most cowboy caviar recipes—they’re often swimming in store-bought Italian salad dressing. As such, they can be way too oily and contain some unnecessary preservatives. Instead, I whisked together a simple, homemade Italian dressing from scratch. It’s easy to do and tastes fantastic.

This recipe yields a big bowl of dip, but I don’t think you’ll have any trouble polishing it off. I hope you enjoy this cheekily titled delight!

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Avocado Dip

This avocado dip combines creamy avocado with sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, and shredded cheese for a quick and easy game-day snack. If you’ve been following My Baking Addiction for long, you probably know something about me: Football annoys me. And don’t even get me started on fantasy football teams. Hello, it’s fantasy, so why is …

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This avocado dip combines creamy avocado with sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, and shredded cheese for a quick and easy game-day snack.

Brown bowl filled with avocado dip that has been garnished with tomatoes, cheese, and cilantro.

If you’ve been following My Baking Addiction for long, you probably know something about me: Football annoys me.

And don’t even get me started on fantasy football teams. Hello, it’s fantasy, so why is it necessary to take over the laptop, iPad, and TV to check scores and stats of some fantasy game?

But the one thing I don’t mind about football is the food. You probably wouldn’t find me anywhere near a game-day party if it weren’t for the buffalo chicken dip, jalapeño popper dip, and spicy sausage dip.

Several years back, I had some beautiful avocados on hand and decided to throw together a dip with some other ingredients I found in my fridge. The result was a pretty rockin’ avocado dip that has since made an appearance for many football games.

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Fluffy Cinnamon Swirl Muffins (Vegan + GF)

The satisfaction of a cinnamon roll with the ease of coffee cake? Oh yeah, we went there. These FLUFFY cinnamon swirl muffins are perfectly moist, easy to make, and the ideal companion for your holiday or weekend mornings. Mmm, cozy!
Tender, sweet, and…

Fluffy Cinnamon Swirl Muffins (Vegan + GF)

The satisfaction of a cinnamon roll with the ease of coffee cake? Oh yeah, we went there. These FLUFFY cinnamon swirl muffins are perfectly moist, easy to make, and the ideal companion for your holiday or weekend mornings. Mmm, cozy!

Tender, sweet, and undetectably vegan and gluten-free, plus just 10 ingredients required. Let’s make muffins, friends!

These super snack-able cinnamon swirl muffins start with a sweet yet wholesome batter.

Fluffy Cinnamon Swirl Muffins (Vegan + GF) from Minimalist Baker →

Creamy Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip

Creamy, dreamy, 10-ingredient vegan caramelized onion dip that’s FULL of flavor?! It’s here! One taste and we were blown away by this super savory, naturally sweet dip!
Made with silken tofu, it’s creamy and protein-packed, but even tofu skeptics will …

Creamy Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip

Creamy, dreamy, 10-ingredient vegan caramelized onion dip that’s FULL of flavor?! It’s here! One taste and we were blown away by this super savory, naturally sweet dip!

Made with silken tofu, it’s creamy and protein-packed, but even tofu skeptics will be going back for more. It’s delightful with pita bread, veggies, chips, or crackers, or on charcuterie boards. Let’s make this easy appetizer!

How to make vegan caramelized onion dip

It wouldn’t be caramelized onion dip without the caramelized onions!

Creamy Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip from Minimalist Baker →

Pizza Dip

This pizza dip is sure to be the hit of the party! Herby cream cheese is topped with marinara sauce, more cheese, and pizza toppings for a melty dip that tastes just like your favorite pizza. It’s really no big secret that I enjoy the comfort of my own home rather than being the social …

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This pizza dip is sure to be the hit of the party! Herby cream cheese is topped with marinara sauce, more cheese, and pizza toppings for a melty dip that tastes just like your favorite pizza.

Baked pizza dip in a cast iron skillet, surrounded by bowls of crostini and breadsticks.

It’s really no big secret that I enjoy the comfort of my own home rather than being the social butterfly. On occasion, my friends can get me out of the house to endure the rough terrain with the promise of delicious food.

One of the gatherings that my friend Brittani managed to drag me to once was loaded with all kinds of fantastic snack foods. There happened to be a pizza dip in particular that had me repeatedly heading back to the appetizer table. 

It was everything that I love about pizza, from the ooey, gooey cheesiness to the rich sauce and delectable pizza toppings. The minute I ate it, I knew I needed to figure out how to create a pizza dip recipe at home.

After playing around a bit, I came to realize that this pizza dip is not only delicious, but incredibly easy! And it would be the perfect appetizer for any party or game-day spread.

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