A very special friend has asked for my guacamole recipe. She enjoyed the picture I posted on Facebook a few weeks back. Now this friend is expecting her first child next year and cravings are her middle name at the moment. And rightfully so. You’ll find more about avocados below the recipe. But without further delay, my dear Melissa, here is the recipe for Guacamole – my style.
1 large or 2 medium or 3 Haas avocados
1 slice red onion
1 1/2 tsp – 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 – 2 cloves of garlic
salt to taste
Put avocado, onion, lemon juice and garlic into a food processor and blend until smooth. If you prefer you can process only half the avocado and mash the other half to create a chunkier guacamole. I suggest that you salt after you’ve processed. Too much salt or lemon juice can ruin the guacamole.
Optional: you may also add finely chopped, peeled and seeded Roma tomato for more texture, flavor and color!
So what about avocados?
You couldn’t ask for a simpler way to satisfy your appetite for a healthy yet tasty treat. Avocados, although high in fats, contain mostly monounsaturated fats. A diet high in monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats is preferred over one that favors saturated fats as it is these fats that may lead to heart disease and other health problems. Try replacing things like butter, red meats (especially high fat choices) and other dairy products with monounsaturated fats, like avocados, some nuts and plants-based oils – like olive oil and grape seed oil (two of my favorites). Some studies have also shown that avocados contain cholesterol-lowering sterols.