Car guys' and gals' recipes

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Car guys' and gals' recipes

Post by rpconlon » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:28 am

I want to start a thread of recipes and any car stories related to them. I hope that maybe some of them can be printed in Ricambi as a special section.

This a favorite of mine to use as nibbles during gatherings of the Roamin' Chariots at my place. I call it grandma's because she probably never saw an avocado in her life and this saves a lot of embarassment if folks don't like it.

Grandma's Guacamole

1 ripe avocado mashed
2 tblspns of mayonnaise or about half as much as the avocado
1 tspn cilantro
1 tspn lime juice
salt to taste

Optional additions just before serving:
Any type salsa or chopped tomatoes or hot sauce to taste.
Grated cheddar cheese sprinkled over the top.

I use this mostly as a dip for corn tortillas but also on all-dressed potatoes and over tacos.

Ron Conlon
2016 Fiat 500 Sport
Ottawa, Ontario

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Dixie Caviar

Post by leeputmanjr » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:45 pm

Being a transplanted Southerner, I like to torture my new Yankee friends with my cooking. Usually this happens when we are gathered in my driveway for the inevitable summertime Fiat-engine-swap-fest!

Serve with tortilla chips for dipping, and frosty cool beverages.

1 large (or 2 small) can black-eyed peas or black beans (or a mix of both), rinsed and drained
1 can corn, rinsed and drained
2 shallots, finely chopped (or 1 yellow/red onion)
1 red bell pepper, chopped (or pimientos or tomatoes)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup Italian salad dressing, or to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Chill for an hour before serving to let the flavors combine.

Cook’s note: The glory of Dixie Caviar is that it’s what one might call a “kitchen sink” recipe — meaning feel free to use pretty much everything or anything you can get your hands on from the pantry!
The Put-Man
Founder of Chicagoland FLU

1969 Fiat 124 Sport Spider (Too new to be named yet)
1974 Fiat 124 Sport Spider 2000 (The Beast)
1978.5 Fiat 131 Brava Wagon (The Great White)
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (Nellie)

83 Spider - Azzie
69 Spider - The Red Baroness
74 Spider - Bella
79 Spider - El Bitcho
72 Spider - Orangina

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