to Make the Best Guacamole
By Dr. Ben
is one healthy side dish that is hard to find in good form at a local
grocery store. Believe it or not, some brands of prepackaged guacamole
don't even contain avocados.
about 3 minutes to whip up a super healthy and tasty side of guacamole.
All you need are ripe avocados, a red onion, half a lemon, and sea
how we do it...
by cutting a ripe avocado in half, taking the seed out, then cutting
through the creamy flesh vertically and horizontally to create even
chunks, just like this:
spoon to scoop out avocado chunks and deposit them into a bowl.
add some finely chopped red onion - we usually a good couple of tablespoons
fresh lemon juice - enough to just touch all avocado chunks - and
add a pinch of sea salt (about a quarter teaspoon per avocado works
well for us).
a fork to mash things up until you reach your desired consistency.
We like our guacamole chunky, so just a few gentle folds are all we
need to make this:
juice adds freshness to each mouthful, while the red onion bits impart
sweetness and a bit of welcome texture. And of course, a bit of sea
salt makes everything more flavorful.
most dishes, you can add any number of ingredients to guacamole to
make it a new experience each time. Chives or green onions combine
nicely with creamy avocado, as do cilantro and parsley.
we don't mash with a fork at all, leave everything in chunks, and
add fresh, ripe mango and tomato chunks to the mix for a filling salsa-like
it's best to enjoy guacamole with fresh vegetables like carrots, celery,
and cucumber, but every once in a while, as a special treat, we have
ours with the healthiest corn chips we can find at our local grocery
store. Not a bad "cheat" in my book - I hope you agree.
worried about the fat content of avocados, please know that all of
the fatty acids in avocados are good for your health, and most importantly,
are easily digested by and assimilated into your body.
are rich in vitamin E, vitamin C, and magnesium. They're also an excellent
source of lutein and carotenoids, nutrients that are essential to
maintaining healthy vision.
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