Gaucamole is a very basic salad or dip that is made with avacados and it’s delicious. It’s also extremely healthy and it doesn’t require a lot of effort. Most of the health benefits come from the avacodos but there are other ingredients that add nutritional value to this beautiful little salad or dip.
Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium, lutein and folate. They are also a good source of B vitamins which can help to fight off disease and infection. Vitamins C and E are included in this fruit, plus natural plant chemicals that may help to prevent cancer. They are low in sugar and contain fibre which helps the body to feel fuller for longer.
A study in which people added one avocado to their lunch stopped their hunger pangs for at least three hours after eating lunch. Avocados are high in fat but it’s monosaturated fat which is good for the body. It can help to lower bad cholesterol as long as you eat it in moderation.
So this Guacamole is quick, simple and easy to make. Plus the bonus is that only a few ingredients are included. There are no nasties and it’s super healthy for the body. Well worth a try.
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Garlic press
- Food Processor or hand blender and jug
- Avocado x 1 medium
- Tomatoes x 1 small handful
- Garlic x 1 clove
- Smoked paprika x 1 tsp
- Coriander x 1 small handful
- Start by cutting your avocado in half and removing the stone.
- Scoop out the flesh with the spoon and add to the food processor/jug.
- Next cut the tomatoes in half and add them to the jug/food processor.
- Crush the garlic clove in the press and add as well.
- Sprinkle in the teaspoon of smoked paprika.
- Roughly chop the coriander and add that in too.
- Blend in the food processor or with the hand blender for about two minutes or just until the avocado is smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and serve with crudites or as part of a salad.
Avocados are a fantastic fruit that can be very versatile. Guacamole is a delicious dip or salad and it’s great served as part of a salad or with crudites or biscuits as part of a buffet. It’s also great to transport and it can be a good addition to a packed lunch. Whatever way you decide to eat this recipe, as always, please enjoy.