Guacamole is much more than a great dip. I eat it with my scrambled eggs, with fresh veggies and on my sandwiches.
Avocados are nutritional all-stars with 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, eating avocados, in place of foods rich in saturated fat (like full-fat cheese!) is a great way to get more of the beneficial unsaturated fats in your diet. Studies show that avocados also help keep you satisfied and those who enjoy avos have smaller waistlines and healthier diets.
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 some store-bought guacamole can have up to 100 calories and 10 grams of fat, but this recipe has about half as many calories.
2 ripe medium avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1 large ripe tomato, diced
1⁄4 cup chopped onion (white or red)
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.