Packed with heart healthy monounsaturated fats, guacamole is a nourishing dip to keep on hand when you need a quick pick-me-up.
To celebrate the Recipe Redux’s 54th month, members are grabbing their nearest cookbook and reduxing the recipe on page 54 or 154….and guacamole it is!
I’ve always been a huge fan of The Kitchn but it’s been a while since I’ve gotten looked through this book. This months challenge motivated me to crack it open again and I’m thrilled.
Guacamole is inherently healthy so there wasn’t much reduxing to do. I did however, add a little cumin to spice things up a bit. That hint of smokiness adds another layer and makes for a more interesting bite.
Do you avoid avocados because you’re still stuck in the “low-fat craze” frame of mind? If so, you better get out of it quick lest you miss all the wonderful opportunities to enjoy these beauties. Avocados are ridiculously nutritious and delicious. Let’s take a look at these impressive stats:
Potassium – 1 avocado provides you with more potassium than a banana. Potassium is critical for maintaining healthy blood pressure so eat up those potassium-rich fruits and vegetables.
Monounsaturated Fats – It may be one of the fattiest plant foods on the planet, but it’s high content of oleic acid has been linked to reduced inflammation and may play a role in reducing the risk of some cancers. Plus, fat helps your body absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
Fiber – Avocados are rich in insoluble fiber, helping to make bowel movements a little easier. Really though, who doesn’t like an easy movement? 🙂
Looking for a quick and nutritious snack or an easy potluck pleaser? Keep this guac recipe close-by. You won’t be disappointed.
Makes 1.5-2 cups
What You Need
3 ripe avocados
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
Pinch of sea salt
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp cumin
What To Do – It doesn’t get any easier than this.
Put all ingredients in a deep bowl and mash away. If you like your guac like I like mine – a little chunky – be careful not to mash it up too much. Serve as a dip with veggies or chips.
Or, give your salad a facelift and dollop some guac on top.