Guacamole

Avocado.org provides these useful facts about the nutritional benefits of avocados.

  • Avocados are one of the few fruits that provide “good” fats.
  • Avocados contribute good fats to one’s diet, providing 3g of mono and 0.5g polyunsaturated fat per 1 oz. serving.
  • Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid.
  • They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.

With that in mind and only 10 minutes to prepare, I enjoy dipping warm tortilla chips into freshly made Guacamole all summer long and any time of day.

  1. Take 2 medium avocados, cut them lengthwise, and remove the pits.
  2. With a spoon, scoop the flesh of the avocado into a bowl.
  3. Next add in 1 finely chopped tomato and 2 tablespoons minced onion.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro and juice from a fresh lime.
  5. Add 2 seeded and minced jalapeño peppers or similar chile pepper and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Coarsely blend the ingredients together with a fork or a potato masher. Pair with tortilla chips and serve.
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