Who Wants Guacamole?


Avocado season is in full swing and the price of these delectable fruits has come down to a price that makes it friendlier to making guacamole. I do make guacamole year round, regardless of price, but from April thru September when the prices are down, we have guacamole in the fridge pretty much constantly.



Guacamole is the perfect snack food for kids. Every ingredient is a fruit or vegetable. Avocados are full of healthy fats which help us better absorb antioxidants from the other fruits and vegetables, plus they themselves contain vitamins C, and E, potassium, and fiber.


Tomatoes contain vitamin C and lycopene, which according to studies, can help ward off cancer.


Garlic can reduce blood pressure, risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol, can ward off illness and many other health benefits.
Photo from iStock, because someone forgot to take a photo of garlic...
 The sulfers in onions can protect against tumor growth, and stop the growth of pathogens like salmonella and E. Coli.





Limes are full of vitamins and minerals, help regulate sugar absorption, and can aid in relieving symptoms of nausea and congestion.






Guacamole is basically a super food!


Since we always have guacamole on hand for snacking, I try to keep baked tortilla chips on hand. I usually make my own with corn tortillas, but sometimes I can find them in stores. One of my kids likes to eat it with baby carrots, and another likes it on shredded lettuce with a dollop of sour cream. He calls it a guacamole salad, and it is really good.

My recipe isn't "traditional" but it is delicious.


Guacamole

Ingredients:
6 ripe Avocados, peeled and pitted
5 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced small
1/2 of a sweet purple onion, finely diced
2 Table Spoons minced garlic, I use the stuff from the jar
Juice of 1 large lime
salt to taste

Directions:
Smash avocados in a large bowl. We like it creamier so I smash it a lot, but most people prefer it a little chunkier, so smash it to your liking. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir. Voila! Guacamole!

Sometimes I will add some sour cream to the avocado and blend it in a food processor to give it a light fluffy consistency, then stir in the rest of the ingredients. This makes it very smooth and gives it a little zippy tang that I think is perfect for snacking with a drink late in the evening. 
 




26 comments:

  1. I could eat guac every day! It's delicious AND good for us :)

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  2. I love guacamole! So, I am very thankful that it also has nutritional benefits.

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  3. I have always loved guacamole but didnt really put much thought to its nutritional benefits until now. I will definitely try your recipe out - so, wish me luck :)

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  4. I love my guacamole. I eat way too much over here.

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  5. I love guacamole. I tend to eat a lot of it with my veggies.

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  6. I love guac, and I know it's one of the healthiest mixtures out there! One of my favorite stores happened at a grocery store not long ago. I was unsatisfactorily trying to choose a perfect avocado, and a complete stranger leaned in to help me. She said she works at a Mexican restaurant and makes guacamole all day long, so she chose the perfect fruit for me and went on!! I will always remember the delicious avocado she chose for me!

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  7. This looks as good as some great guac i had in Santa Fe. I love it!

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  8. Elizabeth O.2:11 AM

    Guacamole is awesome, I love that you described it as a super food. It's really full of benefits and it's all fruits and veggies! So good!

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  9. I do! You know I love me some delicious guac especially with crispy nachos mmmmm.

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  10. This looks delicious! I love guacamole and it has to be fresh :)

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  11. ME and my husband loves guacamole. It is so great and good.

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  12. Didnt know about how many benefits de guacamole had! Amazing!

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  13. Guac is my favorite spread on sandwiches and in my tacos!

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  14. Guacamole is one of my favorite things! I eat it way too often. Your take on it sounds yummy.

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  15. I love guacamole! It truly is the best! :)

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  16. Gosh i love mexican food, i also enjoy making it, heres my tip just add a bit of hot sauce on everything you cook and you will get that mexican flavor sensation you are looking for ;)

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  17. Anything with avocado bring it on home to me. Love love

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  18. Guacamole was something that I had to used to....now I love it! I need to try this recipe...

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  19. Who doesn't want guacamole? This looks amazing. I will be making it to go with chips on family movie night.

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  20. My entire family love guacamole so we always stock up as well. Nothing like homemade guacamole.

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  21. I simply don't use guacamole enough! I need to incorporate it in my salads and well, everything more!

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  22. Gaucamole is my favourite. I can eat anytime. Had it on sunday.

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  23. Guacamole has been one of my biggest cravings with this pregnancy! Yummy!

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  24. I am a guacamole LOVA! I love it all year round AND my kids have actually started to like it too!

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  25. Guacamole is so delicious. We love to snack on it. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend.

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  26. I'd make it but I would totally eat up all the avocado before it even becomes guacamole. I dip it in condensed milk and sugar and its good to go.

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