Homemade Guacamole

I’m from Texas so guacamole is like the glue that holds all of life together. We eat it by the bucket in my house. Aside from being delicious, avocados are full of healthy fats and fiber. They are also packed with an array of micronutrients including potassium, sodium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K1, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and many more.  These nutrients allhelp to promote healthy blood lipid profiles and enhance the bioavailability of fat-soluble vitamins and phytochemicals from other fruits and vegetables.  Furthermore, there are eight preliminary clinical studies showing that avocado consumption helps support cardiovascular health. Exploratory studies suggest that avocados may also support weight management and healthy ageing (1). 

Serve this with fajitas for a quick and yummy dinner, or as an appetizer with veggie slices. Kids and adults alike will devour this.  Give this recipe a go and let us know what you think!

 

Homemade Guacamole – Ingredients

6 avocados

juice of one lemon

juice of one lime

1/3 cup cherry or grape tomatoes

2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)

¼ teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

2-3 tablespoons chopped onion (optional)

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (coriander in the UK) to garnish

 

Method

  1. Mash avocados in a medium size bowl and add the juice of the lemon and lime. Finely chop the tomatoes and onion and add them, continuing to stir and mash. Add the rest of the spices and mix until well combined. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  2. It’s better to consume this immediately, but if you need this to keep for a few hours, put a piece of plastic wrap over it and push it all the way down with your fingers onto the guacamole so it’s completely covered and not exposed to air, and store in the fridge.