An apple a day keeps the doctor away, I wonder why apple got picked for this proverb. Why not Avocado a day keeps the doctor away, yes avocado technically a fruit but used as a vegetable has tons of nutrients like Vitamin E, K , B, C and mono unsaturated fats. With so many health benefits it is good to include at least one avocado a day either in salads, smoothies or simply make this guacamole. Guacamole is an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados with a molcajete (mortar and pestle) with sea salt. You can use guacamole as a dip, salad or condiment. Guacamole with some whole grain chips and salsa serves as a good snack or starter. Or if you are looking for a grain free option, you can serve with some almond flour cheese triangles which I will post soon. So make sure to check back.
Preparation Time – 10 Minutes
Cooking Time – Nil
Serves – 4 to 6
Avocado – 3
Roma tomatoes – 2
Onion – 1/2
Green Chili – 2 or more to taste( you can substitute this for jalapeno)
Lime – 1 (Juiced)
Sea salt – 1/2 Tsp or to taste
Cilantro – handful(leaves alone no stalks)
1) Peel, deseed and scoop out the avocado pulp in a bowl and to this add half of the salt and lemon juice.
2) In a food processor place the tomatoes, onion, green chili, rest of the salt and cilantro and pulse for a second and transfer the mixture to the avocado pulp and using a masher mash nicely and combine it well and serve immediately.
Note – You can add a clove of garlic along with the tomato, onion and serve guacamole with corn chips, multi grain chips or almond flour triangles which I will post soon.