Healthy Guacamole – a simple recipe I know, but one that is often over looked in terms of a healthy snack.
What exactly is it?
Guacamole is an avocado based dip first developed my the Aztecs. It’s original name ?huacamolli (pronouced a-waka-mol-i) translates as “avocado sauce” (mmm… not as appetising as I’d like, but I’ll take it). In Mexican Spanish, the ‘g’ becomes a ‘w’ and as such the correct pronunciation is ‘waka-mole’.
Traditionally guacamole was made by smashing ripe avocados and sea salt in a mortal and pestle – yep, those Aztecs were all over smashed avocado before it became trendy! Today we add a few more ingredients because well, we can 🙂
Why not? 🙂 Not only are avocados rich in dietary fibre, vitamin K, folate, vitamin B6, potassium and vitamin E, because of their high mono-unsaturated fat content, they are also great at keeping us satisfied for longer periods of time.
My Go-To Snack When I Have Zero Time
- 4 medium ripe avocados, halved and pitted
- ½ small finely chopped red onion
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh coriander
- 1 ½ limes, juiced
- ¼ tsp ground coriander
- 1 pinch chilli flakes (optional)
- 1 tsp celtic sea salt
Using a spoon, scoop the flesh of the avocados into a bowl. Using a fork, mash up the avocado until it reaches your desired texture.
Promptly add the onion, coriander, lime juice, coriander, salt and chilli flakes. Stir to combine. Taste and add additional salt or a little more lime juice if required.
Serve with vegetable crudités (fancy name for chopped vegetables) or brown rice crackers.