Today I got an email from Vital Juice (Thirst for a Healthy Life) tipping me off to a new recipe for one of my all-time favorites – guacamole! What makes guacamole so amazing? Well, for starters, it’s made from the perfect food – avocados.
What are some of the health benefits of avocados?
Avocados contain healthy fats (monounsaturated). This is the type of fat this is also found in nuts, olives and olive oil. This type of fat is heart healthy – it can lower cholesterol.
These delicious green orbs of wonder also contain lutein – an antioxidant that promotes healthy skin and eyes.
Avocados are high in fiber and have more potassium than a banana.
Avocados provide us with more than 25 essential nutrients and vitamins.
This is just a sampling of the many spectacular health benefits avocados can bring. You know they’re good for you, let’s get to the eating part!! The recipe featured is from a new NYC spot called Yerba Buena. They’ve added a creative twist to the dish, and the picture makes my mouth water!
Vital Juice was kind enough to provide the recipe as well – very intriguing, indeed. (Source: Yerba Buena)
2 Mexican Hass avocados
1/2 diced red onion
2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
1 Tbs. of chile chipotle puree
2 Tbs. of ground queso fresco, anejo or cotija
juice of one lime
salt to taste
1. Scoop out ripe avocados into a bowl and set aside.
2. In another bowl, combine the diced onion and chile chipotle puree with lime juice and a pinch of salt. Let the onions marinate for 15 minutes.
3. Add the cilantro and avocados. Mash the ingredients together and check seasoning.
4. Sprinkle the queso fresco on top and serve with warm tortillas or chips.
Sounds fantastic, right?
ANOTHER GUAC RECIPE:
Here’s what I usually put in mine. I don’t use specific amounts – I just taste test frequently :)
- Red Onion
- Lime Juice
- Lemon Juice
- Fresh Garlic
- Sea Salt
My boyfriend Leo adds cayenne pepper to his guac, which gives it a nice spicy kick. Chopped jalapenos can also be added for extra spiciness.
What’s your idea of the BEST guacamole recipe? I’ve heard many people claim that their guacamole is the best, so I encourage you to share your favorite guacamole ingredients here.
It’s a guac-off! ;)
**Want to try making guac with an Indian twist? This recipe looks amazing!