A bit of a twist to the traditional guacamole. A twist? Yes, it’s the beautiful tomato’s added color.
You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to make this beautiful and nutritious dish. You can whip it up in as quickly as five minutes and goes great with a bean soup or any Mexican dish.
- 2 avocado
- 1 juiced lime
- 1 diced tomato
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- Halve avocados lengthwise around pit, by cutting from the stem to the flower ends.
- Twist the avocado halves in opposite directions and separate the two halves. Remove pit with a large spoon, then scoop out flesh into a bowl.
- Squeeze the lime juice into the bowl.
- Mash guacamole with a fork to a creamy consistency.
- Stir in the minced onion, diced tomato, chili powder and salt.
- Adjust seasonings to taste.
- Spoon into a serving bowl and garnish with cilantro.
- Avocados - Ounce per ounce, avocados have more fiber, potassium and folate than other fruits and vegetables. Avocados also have important phytochemicals such as glutathione and Beta-sitosterol. Glutathione is an important plant compound that neutralizes free radicals, which are substances that cause cell damage and lead to cancers and heart disease. Beta-sitosterol, another phytochemical that an avocado is rich in, has been found to inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from your intestines, thereby lowering the level in your bloodstream. Lastly, the fat in avocados is primarily “monounsaturated,” which studies have shown lowers blood cholesterol.
- Tomatoes - In addition to providing more than half of your daily Vitamin C requirement, tomatoes are bursting with a disease fighting carotenoid called Lycopene. Research shows that lycopene may help to prevent prostate cancer and heart disease.
- Onions - Loaded with Quercetin, a flavonoid also found in red wine, tea and apples, is powerful at decreasing the negative effects of bad (“LDL”) cholesterol. Also, studies show people with the highest consumption of quercetin had decreased their risk of stomach and respiratory tract cancers by half! So, slice and cry away…It’s good for you!