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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Guacamole-Avocado Dip Recipe

Guacamole-Avocado Dip Recipe

Avocado, often referred to as a "superfood," boasts a myriad of health benefits that make it a valuable addition to any diet. Rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados may help lower bad cholesterol levels while increasing good cholesterol, supporting cardiovascular health. 

These creamy fruits are a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin K, vitamin E, and folate, contributing to optimal bone health, immune function, and skin vitality. Avocados also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that promote eye health and may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. The high fiber content aids digestion, promotes a feeling of fullness, and helps regulate blood sugar levels, making avocados a beneficial choice for weight management and diabetes prevention. 

With their versatility in culinary applications, avocados can be enjoyed in salads, sandwiches, or as a nutrient-dense spread, offering a delicious and nutritious way to support overall well-being.

Guacamole is a classic dip that can be served with tortilla chips, as a topping for tacos or nachos, or as a flavorful addition to sandwiches and wraps. Here's a basic recipe:


  • 3 ripe avocados

  • 1 small red onion, finely diced

  • 1-2 tomatoes, diced

  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Optional: cilantro, jalapeño (seeds removed and finely chopped for heat)


  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a bowl.

  2. Mash the avocado with a fork, leaving some chunks for texture.

  3. Add the finely diced red onion, diced tomatoes, minced garlic, and chopped cilantro (if using) to the mashed avocado.

  4. Squeeze the juice of one lime into the mixture. The lime not only adds flavor but also helps prevent the avocados from browning.

  5. Season the guacamole with salt and pepper to taste. If you like some heat, you can add finely chopped jalapeño.

  6. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.

  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

Serve the guacamole immediately or cover it with plastic wrap directly on the surface to minimize browning. Enjoy this fresh and flavorful guacamole as a dip or accompaniment to various dishes!

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