From the Editors of Live Right Live Well
Avocados are actually a fruit, not a vegetable. When you’re making guacamole, add plenty of onions, pepper and tomato so you get some veggies along with that fruit! Now that’s a nutrient-rich dip for tortilla chips! Don’t let the fat in avocados keep you from eating them. That fat is the right kind of heart-healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat that helps lower bad (LDL) cholesterol. What’s more, avocados naturally contain over 20 vitamins and minerals, fiber and phytonutrients, such as lutein for healthy eyes.
Makes about 12 servings (4 cups, ⅓ cup per serving)
Ingredients4 large ripe avocados2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 large jalapeño pepper, finely chopped⅔-1 cup chopped onion1 large vine-ripened tomato, finely chopped⅓ cup finely chopped cilantro2½-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice½-1 teaspoon salt
Directions1. Cut avocados in half and remove seeds. Scoop out pulp and place in medium bowl.
2. Mash slightly with fork, leaving some chunks.
3. Add garlic, jalapeño pepper, onion, tomato, cilantro and lime juice; mix well.
4. Stir in salt to taste.
5. Serve immediately or refrigerate in covered container.Nutrition information (per serving)135 calories2 g protein10 g carbohydrates10 g fat (2 g saturated)0 mg cholesterol110 mg sodium18 mg calcium0.3 mg iron418 IU vitamin A25 mg vitamin C6 g fiber
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