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Healthy Guacamole & “Chips”

When paired with fresh, organic vegetables instead of deep-fried tortilla chips, this guacamole is one of the healthiest dishes you can eat. And with a few select seasonings, it’s delicious too!

Guacamole can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, hence all the ingredient options here. When short on time, just follow the super-easy recipe below – you’ll be amazed at how savory a three-ingredient guac can be.

Guacamole Ingredients

*Choose organic produce whenever possible*

  • 2 to 3 avocados
  • Jalapeño garlic olive oil
  • Natural Salt Blend, to taste
  • Optional: Mexican Spice Blend, to taste
  • Optional: lemon or lime juice, to taste
  • Optional: chopped tomato and/or chopped red onion
  • Optional: 1 to 2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • Fresh organic vegetables: Red, green and yellow peppers, cucumbers, carrots, celery or broccoli

Super-Easy Guacamole Recipe 

Slice avocado(s) in half, scoop flesh out with a spoon and put it into a bowl. Add a teaspoon or two of jalapeño-garlic olive oil and mash with a fork or spoon until smooth and creamy (a mortar and pestle also work great and are more “traditional” utensils). Season with a few fresh grinds of Natural Salt Blend (a trio of pink Himalayan salt, California sea salt. and French sel gris, or gray salt, crystals), taste and tailor to your liking. Serve guacamole in a small center dish surrounded by a bed of fresh chopped vegetables – celery stalks and cucumber rounds make great “chips,” as do slices of bell pepper and carrot rounds.

This Super-Easy Guac also makes a delicious avocado toast spread – alone, or with a fried egg.

Guacamole Recipe with Lime, Spices, Herbs or Veggies

For a bolder medley of flavor and texture, add a pinch of Mexican Spice Blend to the avocado mixture, and squeeze some fresh lime or lemon juice into it, to taste. Lastly, fold in optional chopped herbs and veggies until just mixed.

For a less spicy flavor, use garlic, lemon, or even blood orange flavored olive oil instead of jalapeño-garlic oil.

Serve with fresh chopped vegetable “chips.”

Mangiare!

Why this Guacamole is Healthy

Not only are avocados delicious and satiating, but they’re packed with nutrients like glutathione, vitamin E and potassium. As healthy, monounsaturated fats, avocados also help your body absorb beta carotene (found  in red peppers and carrots, some of our “chips”). You can learn more about the health benefits of avocados here. And by substituting deep-fried tortilla chips with anti-inflammatory veggie “chips” – you also get fiber, plant nutrients and minerals, not to mention a fraction of the calories of tortilla chips. So get dipping! 

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