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.
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.