Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fresh Guacamole

When summertime draws near, I find myself craving light, citrusy and fruity flavors.  This recipe for fresh guacamole hits all the right marks this time of year.  It's great in everything from Fish Tacos (which will be my next post!) to simply served alongside your favorite tortilla chips.

Plus, avocados are packed with health benefits.  Although avocados have a high fat content, it is mostly the healthy, monounsaturated fat.  Avocados can also help you to maintain a healthy heart, lower your cholesterol levels, as well as help fight against cancer and inflammation.  Check out these 15 Health Benefits of Avocados.

This particular recipe for Guacamole is my favorite way to make it.  I love the bright splash of lime juice, paired with the creamy avocado and fresh cilantro.  Juicy tomatoes are the perfect way to finish it off.

Bon Appetit!

Fresh Guacamole

2 Hass avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp. minced red onion
2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 tomato, diced
Salt & pepper, to taste
Extra Cilantro, for garnish

In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with a fork.  Add the lime juice, red onion, cilantro and tomato.  Stir well.  Season with salt & pepper, to taste.

Press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole until ready to use.  (This will help prevent it from changing color).  Garnish with a fresh sprig of cilantro.


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Priyanka said...

Beautiful. great pics

Celeste said...

Thanks so much, Priyanka!! :)

Beth said...

This looks fabulous! May I suggest adding tomatillo's to your guacamole for a little extra, yet subtle zing?! It make all the difference for us. Yummo!

Celeste said...

Beth - Tomatillos sound like a great addition...thanks!

Beccity98 said...

If you save an avocado pit until after mixing, then put it in the bowl, it will also prevent it from turning brown.