Guacamole – quick, easy and loaded with nutrients. Grab some chips and dig in!
Raise your hand if you’re an avocado lover? Me! Me! The only thing that makes an avocado better is turning it into guacamole.
It was one of the very first foods I gave my children when they started eating solids. All three still love it today! They still love plain avocado, but when I make this guacamole, they eat it with a spoon and ask for seconds…and thirds…
We had one of our good friends over for dinner the other night and she brought her boyfriend, who just happens to be a chef at a popular Chicago restaurant. He tasted my guacamole, loved it and asked, “Where did you get this?” Well, I made it, of course! So, then it dawned on me that maybe there are lots of different ways to make guacamole. And I should probably share my version with all of you! (All the while patting myself on the back that an actual chef complimented my food!! He sounds like a keeper, no?)
Perfect For Your Mexican Fiesta
The biggest component of guacamole is, obviously, avocados. Avocados are incredibly high in fiber. They are also high in Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamins B6, E and C and Potassium. Avocados also have a unique ability to increase the amount of lycopene and beta carotene absorbed when eaten with foods high in those antioxidants (think spinach, carrots, tomatoes), so top your salads and veggie sandwiches with this green fruit! The benefits of avocado don’t stop there. They are also known to have anti-inflammatory benefits and cardiovascular benefits due to the healthy fats they contain.
I make my guacamole with tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalepeño, and lime juice. Remember what I just said above – avocado and tomatoes were meant for each other, nutritionally speaking.
The bottom line: feel free to eat your avocados! And start with this easy, healthy, delicious guacamole!
The BEST Guacamole
I hope you love this healthy guacamole recipe as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and rating. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy!
- 4 avocados (pits and peels removed)
- 1 Roma tomato (diced)
- 2-3 tbsp diced red onion
- 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 jalapeño (ribs and seeds removed, diced)
- In a medium bowl, mash the avocado flesh with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
- Add all other ingredients and stir to combine.
- Serve immediately or chill until serving.
~Guacamole goes great with tortilla chips, of course, but it's also great as a spread on veggie burgers, veggie sandwiches, wraps, atop a big bowl of chili or soup, etc. YUM!
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