Homemade Guacamole

According to Authority Nutrition, here are the top 12 reasons to eat avocados:
  1. Avocados are incredibly nutritious
  2. They contain more potassium than bananas
  3. They are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids
  4. They are loaded with fiber
  5. Eating them can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  6. People who eat avocados tend to be healthier
  7. The fat in them can help you absorb nutrients from plant foods
  8. They are loaded with powerful antioxidants
  9. They may help prevent cancer
  10. They may help relieve the symptoms of arthritis
  11. They may help you lose weight
  12. They are delicious

Guacamole Recipe

3 large avocados
¼ cup chopped onions
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
¹/3 cup chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried cilantro (or fresh equivalent)
½-¾ teaspoon salt
dash of red (cayenne) pepper
juice of ½ lime

Using a sharp knife, slice avocado in half lengthwise.  Remove the pit with a spoon. Use the spoon to scoop the avocado out of the peel and into a bowl.  Mash the avocado.  I have a hand masher but you could use a fork as well. Mash it to the consistency your prefer.  I prefer creamy but you could also leave it chunky. Add the onion, garlic, tomato, cilantro, salt and red pepper.  Stir to combine.  Add the lime juice and stir to mix it in. Cover and put in the refrigerator.  You can eat it right away but it tastes better when left to sit for and hour or two to let the flavors meld.


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