Avocado is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to all sorts of dishes due to its good flavor and rich texture.
These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health conscious individuals. It is often referred to as a superfood, which is not surprising given its health properties.
Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium, lutein, and folate.
Avocados are a good source of B vitamins C and E, plus natural plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer.
They are low in sugar, they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer.
Avocados are high in fat. But it’s monounsaturated fat, which is a “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.
It is the main ingredient in guacamole!
To make a good guacamole, you need ripe (but not too ripe) avocados. To test if the avocados is ripe enough, press slightly on its surface. When the outside skins are black or dark purple and yield to gentle pressure, they’re ready to eat. Do not use over ripe avocado for guacamole.
If your avocados are not ripe enough, just leave them in a paper bag for 2-3 days at room temperature!
2 ripe (but not over-ripe) avocado
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
Juice of one medium lemon or lime
1 or 2 tbs chopped fresh mint
Optional: a small tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
Wash and peel the avocado.
(Cut lengthwise in half and empty with a spoon).
Mash avocados in a food processor.
Mix all the other ingredients, which are finely chopped by hand.
Season with salt and pepper.
Use it over tortillas, with shrimps, fresh made bread.
If tomato is added, add it at the end.