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Homemade Guacamole

Category: Spreads/Sauces/Dips

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 10 min  

Cook Time: -  

Servings: 4-6 servings

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4 ripe avocadoes

1/4 cup thinly sliced grape or cherry tomatoes

1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped

Coarsely chopped cilantro, to taste

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Juice of one half lime-

1/2 teaspoon each cumin and chili powder (or to taste)

Salt and pepper, to taste


Combine all the ingredients except the avocadoes, salt, and pepper to give the flavors a chance to meld for a half hour or so. Mash the avocadoes with a fork so there are whole pieces of avocado and then gently fold in the other ingredients. Serve immediately.

Avocados are a great addition to salads, chopped and tossed over steamed broccoli, made into guacamole, and added to most any Mexican food dish. The best way to store ripe avocados is to refrigerate them, as this will suspend the ripening process. Placing unripened avocados in a paper bag will hasten the ripening process. Keep the bag in a dark, cool place. To speed up the ripening process even further, an apple or banana can be added to the bag.

Avocados have amazing health benefits and should be a regular part of your diet. Most people know that avocados are considered to be a good source of healthy fats but what does that mean exactly? Avocados contain mostly the monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, which is an omega-9 fat. This is the type of fat this is also found in olive oil, olives and many nuts. Heart healthy monounsaturated fat lowers cholesterol and has also been linked to lowering your risk of cancer and diabetes.

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