We all know how nutrient-dense avocados – the food of the gods – are. Given their amazing health benefits, they should be a staple in everyone’s diet.
Avocados are quite a versatile food and it is so easy to incorporate them into our diet. They can be used to make delicious dips, dressings, smoothies/juices, butter, desserts and many more things!
I am sure that most of you are aware of their great benefits but I thought I would highlight some of them for the ones who might don’t know:
- They boost the white blood cells count, which is extremely important for our immunity and for fighting off free radicals
- They are super high in potassium (in fact, they contain more potassium than bananas do!)
- They are a source of monounsaturated fat: the healthy fat we all need to absorb other nutrients from other plant-based foods, such as vitamins A, D, E and K.
- They are rich in Folate and vitamins K, C, B5, B6 and E.
- They contain essential minerals such as copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus
- They are loaded in dietary fibre
- They can help lower both (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels
That being said, today I bring you my chunky guacamole recipe that I have made for the Christmas Eve dinner! I absolutely love the taste of it and so do my family and friends. At least that is what they say and I trust their opinion haha
- One big ripe avocado
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 medium tomato
- A handful of fresh cilantro
- One small red onion
- Grounded black pepper
- Pinch of saltAdd the remaining ingredients, and fold everything together to gently mix
- Start by scooping out the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash it with a fork
- Roughly chop the handful of fresh coriander, tomato and red onion and add them to the bowl with the already mashed avocado
- Fold everything together and mix all the ingredients
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving it
As you see, this recipe is super quick and simple!
This homemade guacamole goes so well with baked sweet potato chips! That is definitely my favourite way of eating it.
Hope you give it a try and if so, I hope you enjoy it!