Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holy Guacamole!

Guacamole! Have it as a snack with tortilla chips, use it as a condiment, or incorporate it into your cooking. Guacamole is one those rare foods that tastes amazing, and is actually pretty good for you too. Avocados, guacamole's main ingredient, decreases LDL (bad cholesterol) and increases HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Avocados also have 60% more potassium than bananas and are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K. Plus avocados have the highest fiber content of any fruit - including 75% insoluble and 25% soluble fiber. And if you don't care about the health benefits, guacamole is always a big hit at parties. The next time you are hosting or going to a party, or just want to turn a dreary afternoon into a fiesta for your taste buds, grab some guacamole. Either get some from your favorite Mexican restaurant or try making your own. Below is one of my favorite guacamole recipes.

Guacamole Recipe from Gourmet Magazine.
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  • 2 ripe California avocados (1 pound total), quartered, pitted, and peeled
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion
  • 1 fresh serrano chile including seeds, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 to 1 cup cold water


Mash together all ingredients in a bowl with a fork until smooth, using enough water for desired consistency. For a smoother dip, puréei n a blender.

and that's your daily good thing!

1 comment:

  1. I love guac....for some reason when i was little i hated avocados and now of course I can't get enough. I end up having it for dinner a little too often...

    thanks so much for entering my giveaway :)