The Awesome Avocado & Mmmm Guacamole Recipe!

I have been on a serious avocado kick lately.

I’ve known for the longest time that they were good for me, but like a lot of people, I said, “Oh no, I can’t eat those! All those calories. All that fat! I work out too hard to gobble down avocados and just put the calories right back in me!”


Yes, avocados are high in monounsaturated fats {and yes, cals}. But that is the kind you will hear people refer to as the “good” fat. This is because monounsaturated fats lower cholesterol {they lower the bad LDL and raise the good HDL} and there are a lot of studies out there that even vouch for monounsaturated fats in helping with weight loss. This info definitely bumped it high up there on my grocery list. But I still resisted for a bit.

I also noticed that I kept seeing avocados all over Instagram on the plates of people who have wicked awesome bodies. Hmm, they must be on to something. The final push came when I was reading through my January 1998 issue of Cosmopolitan {it has Cindy Crawford on the cover and I heart her, okay} that I saved all these years.

That was enough for me. If they were talking about the avocado way back in ’98 & people are still raving about them now, it was time to get some green goodness.

I posed the question on my Facebook page: What else do I do with avocados besides make guacamole?! I got the most fabulous answers ever. Y’all are a creative bunch! Look for the avocado pic in my pictures section over there and check ’em.

So I went to Trader Joe’s and picked up a bunch. I have been trying them out and loving the results:

in stir fries…
in salads…

But most of all, my favorite, still, hand-down, is in guacamole. The hubs and I LOVE it.

Since I get so many comments on it and questions about it, I knew it was time to share my recipe!

Mmmm Guacamole
(makes four servings}

2 medium to large ripe avocados
2 small diced tomatoes {I use Roma}
1/2 small diced onion
1 tbsp chopped cilantro {I use the tube variety}
1 tbsp lime juice
salt to taste

Peel avocados and break into small pieces. Place in bowl. Add all other ingredients–the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice, and salt, to the same bowl.

Mash ingredients.

As you can see, I don’t have a proper avocado masher and must use the bottom of the feet of my chicken egg whisk. Hey, whatever works.

That’s it.  Of course, according to your taste, if you want to add more or less of some the ingredients, have at it. Spoon the guacamole into a pretty serving dish, or just eat out of the bowl. It won’t last very long if you have serious guac lovers in the house!

What’s your favorite use for avocados?

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