Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Guacamole

I remember going to California a few years back and thinking that it was so strange that Subway asked everyone if they wanted avocado on their subs.  I had never even eaten an avocado let alone spread it all over my sandwich.  Turns out that avocados are actually quite delicious and are great spread upon sandwiches, wraps, or layered into a salad.  As seen below, they obviously make an awesome dip for tortilla chips too.  Guacamole and I might just be new best friends!   

Not only are avocados delicious but they are also a superfood!  Yes, they are pretty high in fat, but it is mono saturated fat, the kind of fat that is good for you and heart healthy.  Avocados also pack in a high fiber content and have double the potassium of a banana. 


Garlicky Guacamole
adapted from Rachel Ray


Ingredients

3 ripe small Hass avocados
1/2 to 1 lemon, juiced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 roma tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions
Cut avocados in half around the pit. Separate the halves. Pop out pit with spoon, then scoop flesh of avocados into a bowl. Squeeze the lemon juice over the avocados. Add garlic, tomato, and salt to the bowl. Mash and mix the ingredients into a chunky dip using a fork. Serve with corn tortilla chips.

2 comments:

Nysa said...

i love guacamole with a lot of garlic!!! :-)

Jigginjessica said...

California turned me on to avocado as well!! Now it is one of my favorite! I could put it on anything