Guacamole is one of our favorite dips, but we lighten ours up by adding more tomato and onion to the recipe.
Avocados are nutritional all-stars that provide nearly 20 different vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re also rich in mono and polyunsaturated fats which are known to be good for your heart’s health. What’s more, research shows that people who eat avocados tend to have less body fat and slimmer waistlines. However, avocados are calorie-rich so it’s best to combine them with other low-cal veggies.
Making guacamole is easy so there’s no reason to resort to store-bought options that may be light on real avocados and heavy on additives. What’s more, a serving (2 tablespoons) of most store-bought guacamole has about 120 calories and 10 grams of fat, but this recipe has about 50 calories in the same serving size.
2 ripe medium avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1 large (or 2 small) ripe tomato, diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 large lime or 2 small limes
1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
In medium bowl, combine all ingredients and blend together. Mash the avocado according to the consistency that you like–chunky or more smooth. Serve immediately.