makes 2.5 cups
1 medium tomato, finely diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 small red onion, finely diced (about 3 tablespoons)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
2 large Hass avocados (one pound total), cut into 1/2-inch dice
1. In a medium bowl, toss the tomato with the onion, cilantro, lime juice, red pepper flakes and salt. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
2. Add the avocado and gently mash it into the tomato mixture with a fork. Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips.
|Nothing like a good ol' guac bowl!|
Avocados are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and potassium (they have even more potassium than bananas!). The tomatoes in the dip help add a good dose of lycopene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and manganese. Talk about a healthy snack!
(for every heaping 1/2 cup)
If you ask me, these facts are pretty great for a heaping 1/2 cup serving. I usually eat less than that and many store-bought guacamole dips have much more calories in two tablespoons. Perhaps the tomatoes add a lot of bulk to this recipe, which lessens the caloric impact of the hefty avocados.
Nonetheless, I'm quite proud that my first attempt of making my own guacamole was a success!