October 15, 2014

By Anna Varriano

Avocados offer some pretty amazing health benefits. They’re loaded with antioxidants, as well as healthy fats that promote heart health and fight inflammation. Guacamole is a delicious way to enjoy all the health benefits of avocados. This recipe is quick and easy…and includes a tip for preventing your left over guacamole from turning brown!

What You’ll Need

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  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup of diced sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup of diced tomato
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • cilantro (optional…but so delcious!)

Getting Started

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Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Using your hands, twist the avocado to separate the halves. Take the half that has the seed in it, and put it on a cutting board, seed up, then VERY CAREFULLY, whack the blade of a knife into the centre of the seed. Gently twist the knife. The seed should come loose and be stuck to the knife blade. To peel, cut the halves in quarters and peel off the skin, or scoop out the flesh with a tablespoon.


 Mash It Up!

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Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mash it up until you get whatever texture you prefer – smooth or chunky!


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Ditch the corn chips and use veggies instead. Bell pepper wedges work great and make for a great flavour combination. Belgian endive leaves are perfect too!

 Got Leftovers?

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If you just put leftover guacamole in the fridge, the surface will turn brown. To prevent this from happening, put any leftovers in a glass container with a sealable lid and smooth out the surface of the guacamole. Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the top, then cover it all up with lemon slices. The citric acid in the lemon will prevent the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown!




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