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Healthy Smooth Guacamole (Avocado Dip)

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Healthy Smooth Guacamole

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Healthy Smooth Guacamole

Guacamole goes with everything: salads, vegetables, meats, in sandwiches. I make so many different variations all the time depending on what ingredients I have, but mostly how lazy I’m feeling! Usually, I’ll scoop a ripe avocado onto a plate, mash it with a fork, add lots of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of pepper and call it ‘Guacamole’. It tastes so good and fresh simply like that, but if you’re having Mexican food (say Fajitas!) then you have to do it properly.

I know you can easily buy ready made guacamole but from my experience, it never tastes half as good as homemade. Even at restaurants, I have yet to try guacamole that tastes as good as homemade! And guess what? making Guacamole is so easy, all you need to do is chop and blend a few ingredients…my favourite kind of recipe. Because it’s so fast, you can make it when you’re craving a snack with carrots, bread or even tortilla chips. It’s also amazing as a condiment in sandwiches. Who needs mayonnaise when you have avocados! After all, avocados are known as ‘nature’s mayonnaise’.

Avocados have so many health benefits – please don’t think just because they’re high in fat that they will make you put on weight because even though they are high in fat, it’s the good kind of fat…the type that actually lowers your cholesterol levels and protects the heart from cardiovascular disease. Avocados are also amazing for the skin due to their high vitamin E content.

I like my guacamole smooth with a few chunks in the form of chopped onions and jalapeno, so I use a blender to blend the avocado smooth then slice then add in finely sliced onion and jalapeno.

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healthy-smooth-guacamole

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Healthy Smooth Guacamole

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Sprinkle of pepper
  • Small bunch of fresh coriander leaves
  • 1-2 tsp minced jalapeΓ±o or chilli
  • 1/2 – 1 garlic clove (I only used 1/2 because I don’t like things too garlicy :P)

Directions:

  • Cut the avocado in half then use a small spoon to scoop out the flesh. Using a food processor, blender or hand held blender, mash the avocado. Add in the lime juice salt, pepper, garlic and coriander and mash again until the avocado mixture is smooth.
  • If you don’t have a food processor or blender, you can mash the avocado using the back of fork. You will then have to finely slice the garlic and chop the coriander. Your Guacamole won’t be smooth but it will taste just as delicious πŸ™‚
  • Finely slice the onions and jalapeno then add to the avocado mixture.
  • Transfer into a serving dish and decorate with chopped tomatoes and some coriander leaves.
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You can store your guacamole in the fridge for a few days although it never lasts that long in our house! Whenever I make some, we’ll have it for lunch, dinner, snack and then if there’s any left in the morning, we’ll have it for breakfast so it’s usually gone within 24 hours! πŸ˜€

 

 

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