Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Fresh Homemade Guacamole

Homemade guacamole with crispy tortilla chips are superb for snacking. Guacamole is very easy to make with commonly available ingredients. This is one of my favourite dishes.

Ingredients - Serves 4
  • Avocado - 2 nos
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Jalapeno pepper - 1 no
  • Lime juice - 2 tblsp
  • Cilantro - few
  • Salt to taste

  • Cut the avocados lengthwise in half around the seed - Scoop out and throw away the seed and use a spoon to scoop the avocado into a bowl
  • Mash avocado using fork until smooth but bit chunky
  • Finely chop the onion, tomato (deseeded), cilantro and jalapeno pepper and add to the bowl
  • Mix everything together, add required salt & squeeze on some lime juice to prevent oxidisation and browning
  • Serve it with chips or pita bread

TIP: To determine if an avocado is ripe, give it a little squeeze. If it is soft it is ripe
How cut and peel avocado

Nutritional Information
  • Avocados are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium - you need to eat two or three bananas to obtain the potassium content of one avocado
  • Great source of potassium in avocado helps in controlling high blood pressure
  • Avocado is rich in fibre , protein and also high in fat content, but it is mostly the monounsaturated fat which is a healthy fat variety
  • The avocado has 200 calories for 100 grams. Due to the high amounts of calories, avocado is a best diet for people who want to gain weight
  • Per serving = 130 calories approximately


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