Guacamole

Zesty Guacamole

Zesty Guacamole

Guacamole

One of my favorite foods to eat is guacamole. It’s versatile: it can be served with chips and/or vegetables. It’s a delicious accompaniment to numerous dishes, the possibilities are endless. I’ve been perfecting this recipe for years. And I do say, this is my favorite!

My eldest son made this guacamole recently for a science experiment. His hypothesis- the rate of childhood obesity would decrease if kids had healthier options to choose from. He made the guacamole and put it next to some store-brand, not so healthy snacks and monitored the choice each child made. The results: more kids chose the guacamole!

This is a definite thumbs up from Chef Walt!

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:

4 Organic Avocados

1 Organic Roma Tomato diced

1/2 Organic Red Onion diced

Juice from 1 Organic Lime

1/4 Cup Organic Cilantro

2 Tsp. Coarse salt

1 Organic Jalapeño Diced

1 Tsp. Black Pepper

1 Tsp. Garlic Granules

1 Tsp. Onion Granules

4-6 Drops of Favorite Hot Sauce

Adjust seasoning to taste

Method:

Seed and dice avocados in a large bowl. Mash to the consistency you prefer- I like some chunks of avocado.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Grab your favorite Organic Tortilla chips or veggies and…

ENJOY!

Nutritional Benefits:

Avocados:

Avocados are a staple in my home and they are packed with nutrients. They are an excellent source of potassium and have an assortment of vitamins such as: B-vitamins, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E. One of the key benefits the avocado provides is it contains the essential fatty acids necessary for brain function, as well as growth and development. Our body can’t make essential fatty acids so it’s imperative we get these good fats by making healthy food choices!

Tomatoes:

Tomatoes are a low calorie food, packed with nutrients. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C and K. They are full of anti-cancer phytochemicals such as carotene (especially lycopene).

Onions:

There are a variety of onions to choose from. They differ in size, color and taste. Each offers a slightly different flavor. For this recipe I chose red onions for their full, robust flavor. Onions are a good source of Vitamins C and B6, are a good source of folic acid and dietary fiber.

Cilantro:

Cilantro, also known as Coriander, is an herb and a spice. In Europe and Asia cilantro has a long history of use to aide in digestion, combat inflammation and help to lower cholesterol.

Garlic:

Garlic is an excellent source of Vitamin B6, good source of Vitamin C and contains numerous minerals such as: manganese, selenium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, iron and copper.

 


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