Guacamole is a favorite in our house. Traditionally people think of using it as a dip for tortilla chips or pita wedges, however we love it as a veggie dip! It's so much healthier than most other veggie dips and it compliments many veggies well; try carrot sticks, sliced cucumber, peppers or celery. The main ingredient in guacamole is the avocado, which is a superfood and one you want in your diet. Avocados contain a very high amount of healthy monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are the good fats you want! They also contain antioxidants and are a great source of potassium. Guacamole is a delicious way to enjoy more avocados in your diet and it couldn't be easier to make.
4 (ripe) medium avocados
1 medium tomato,* seeded and chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small lime, juice only
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Mash the avocados and mix with all the ingredients in a bowl. Voila ~ a very healthy and delicious dip!
I like to mash the avocados on a cutting board and then transfer to a bowl. It's much easier to mash them on a flat surface.
*If you prefer your Guacamole smooth rather than chunky, omit the tomatoes.
Tip: Buy avocados a few days in advance of making Guacamole so they have time to ripen on your kitchen counter. I find that organic avocados tend to be more ripe than non-organic ones in the grocery store, so if you buy organic you're more likely to be able to buy them same day or only one or two days before making your Guacamole.
Another dip we love for veggies in our house is hummus. It's incredibly easy to make, click here for my favorite recipe.