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