Guacamole

Whipped up last night with 3 avocados, 1 Roma tomato, a handful of cilantro, and half a packet of McCormick guacamole seasoning mix (next to the avocados in the produce section of the grocery store).  avocados are 10 for $10 this week at King Sooper’s if you’re in Colorado.

According to www.avocado.org, “Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.” 

Each body is different, but I know for me, that eating an avocado helps me feel fuller, longer.  Great for long afternoons at the office!

 What do you put guacamole on?  Obviously tortilla chips, but have you tried it as a condiment on a lean or black-bean burger?  Or smear it in a low-carb tortilla with eggs and salsa for a breakfast burrito?  Top salads with it like you would at Chipotle?   Here are some not-so-common uses for guac from eHow and serious eats:

  • Stuff in a blackened chicken salad pita pocket
  • Top an english muffin w/ poached egg
  • Top a baked potato
  • Spread on tortilla with your favorite lettuce & meat in it for a wrap
  • Combine with hard-boiled eggs for an egg salad
  • Put in an omlette
  • Make into an avocado soup with chicken broth and tortilla strips
  • Use as a sandwich spread instead of mayo
  • Make into a tex mex rice bowl
  • Turn into bruschetta on small pieces of toast with goat cheese, and tomato
  • Topping on a chicken sandwich with swiss
  • Make it into a salad dressing

 

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