Friday, May 21, 2010

Guacamole-rich, delicious, and healthy

Multigrain tortilla chips and guacamole are a great afternoon snack that will give you just enough fiber and healthy fats without overwhelming your body. I found this guacamole recipe from Dr. Oz in his collection of "Love Them or Hate Them Recipes"


Chances are if you love the smell of cilantro, you will love the taste of guacamole – and vice versa.


3 ripe avocados

½ cup diced red onions

2 medium tomatoes, diced

Juice of 1 lime

1 small jalapeño, finely chopped

dash of hot sauce

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

1 cup chopped cilantro


Mash avocado, stir in the onions, tomatoes, lime, jalapeños and hot sauce. Add the salt pepper and cilantro and combine well.

Cover with plastic wrap directly on the guacamole to avoid discoloration and store for ½ hour before serving to give flavors time to develop fully.