We got back from our Mexico vacation 2 weeks ago and we’ve been really missing the fresh guacamole that we enjoyed everyday!
Did you know that avocados have many wonderful health benefits?
Although considered high in fat and calories, they are actually high in good monounsaturated fats which helps reduce the bad cholesterol levels in your blood and therefore reduces your risk for stroke and heart disease.
They are also low in sugar compared to other fruits, while boasting higher protein content (4 grams) and are a rich source of potassium, Vitamin K, B, C and E.
So try out this healthy guacamole dip with your favorite chips, pita, crackers or whatever you choose to pair it with!
Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 3 avocados
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1 small shallot, minced
- salt (approximately 3 generous finger-pinches of Kosher salt)
- freshly ground pepper
In a medium bowl, combine the minced shallot, salt, and lime juice. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Pit and peel avocados. Take half of the flesh and mash it in a bowl with a fork.
Pour the lime mixture into the bowl and combine with the mashed avocado.
Dice the remainder of the avocado flesh into 3/4-inch cubes and gently incorporate into the mixture in the bowl.
Add freshly ground pepper to taste.