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Avocado Recipe: Luxurious Guacamole

June 18, 2009 10:05:19 AM PDT
Adapted from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless.Servings: 6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

This recipe contains six powerhouse foods!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Haas avocados
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped or crushed through a garlic press
  • ½ teaspoon Salt (more or less to taste)
  • ¼ small White onion, finely chopped
  • ½ medium Tomato, chopped into ¼-inch dice
  • 1 Serrano or ½ to 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped (optional)
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro

    Directions:

    Cut the avocados in half. Remove pit and scoop the avocado flesh into a medium bowl. Mash the avocado with a large fork or potato masher. Meanwhile, rinse chopped onion to prevent it from overpowering the guacamole. Pat onion well with a paper towel to remove moisture. Stir it into the avocado along with the, garlic, salt, pepper, and tomatoes. If not using immediately, cover with plastic wrap pressed directly on the surface of the guacamole and refrigerate -- preferably for no more than a few hours.

    Nutritional Information Calories: 120; Total fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0; Sodium: 230mg; Total Carbs: 8g; Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 2g.

    Excerpted from 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life by David Grotto, RD, LDN Copyright © 2007 by David Grotto. Excerpted by permission of Bantam, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.


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