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Today is National Guacamole Day! This delicious green dip, featuring avocados, comes together easily and quickly with a few ingredients. Beyond using as a dip for chips, guacamole pairs well with cut up or cooked veggies and makes an excellent topping on salads.
Check out this simple, versatile recipe!
Start With Fresh Avocados
Amazing guacamole starts with fresh avocados. This fruit, often referred to as the mother fruit, possesses a textured inedible skin and a smooth and creamy yellow-green flesh.
Avocados, with their healthy fats, offer wonderful health benefits. They are easy to digest, making them helpful for soothing and healing the digestive tract. Plus their anti-inflammatory properties behave like aspirin, without thinning out the blood. This reduces narrowing and swelling in the linings of the stomach and intestines.
Because of their healthy omega-6 fatty acids, avocados help to heal the brain and central nervous system, alleviating dementia and Alzheimer’s. They also reduce the effects of aging on the skin.
Avocados are high in fiber, nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and contain more potassium than bananas. Combined with other plants, this amazing fruit increases the nutrient value and absorption of those foods.
For this easy guacamole recipe you need:
- 2 ripe avocados, cut in two, seed and skin removed
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered or 1/2 cup diced tomato
- 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin
Mash avocados with a fork or potato masher. Add remaining ingredients, stir gently to combine and serve with gluten free crackers, non GMO corn chips or veggies. Double recipe if needed, for a larger gathering.
Add sliced jalapeno peppers, if desired, or 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper if you enjoy a spicier dip. Or omit the cilantro. To some, cilantro tastes bitter or soapy. If you like it, add it in for the powerful health benefits.
Include a dollop of guacamole in a cooked veggie bowl or on top of a salad. Or for a fun treat, spread guacamole on gluten free toasted bread for a twist on avocado toast.
Store left over guacamole in the refrigerator, with a sheet of wax paper or plastic wrap pressed down snugly against the dip. Exposure to air turns guacamole brown.
Extremely Easy Guacamole
And, here is my super easy guacamole recipe. Sometimes, I don’t have a red onion on hand. Or I don’t have time to chop everything up.
For the simplest guacamole ever, mash up one avocado, add a tablespoon of fresh or store bought salsa and stir to combine. That’s it. Add more or less salsa, as desired. Sometimes I add a dash of garlic powder as well.
This is a quick, healthy snack or small meal, served with gluten free crackers or non GMO corn tortilla chips or an assortment of cut up veggies.
Do you have a favorite guacamole recipe? Tell me about it in the comments!
National Days, Weeks and Months
I enjoy celebrating unique holidays through out the year. Every day offers multiple holidays or national days to participate in. Plus, there are national weeks and months. Many of these unusual or playful holidays provide fun opportunities to try new things.
Would you like to celebrate these quirky holidays too?
Check out National Day Calendar for lists of holidays associated with each month, week and day.
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