Avocados are great source of protein. But I can’t seem to find an appetite for eating it on its own. So I decided to search for a recipe to make avocados more exciting and appetizing to eat. And voila! I found Guacamole. It is an avocado based sauce mashed with other veggies and served as a dip. And luckily, I found a great Guacamole recipe shared by Angela Tovar Morales, a cook at La Casa Dragones.
¼ cup finely chopped white onion
2 tbsp. minced cilantro
4 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt, to taste
3 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1″ chunks
1 plum tomato, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Tortilla chips, for serving
1. In a large bowl or molcajete, combine onion, cilantro, chiles, and garlic; sprinkle heavily with salt, and mash with a fork or pestle into a chunky paste.
2. Add avocados, tomato, and lime juice, and stir to combine, mashing some of the avocado slightly as you stir. Season with salt, and serve with fresh tortilla chips. Makes about 4 cups.
Avocado fruit is considered by the Guinness World of Record as the most nutritious fruit and for good reasons. The strength of avocado lies in its high content of monounsaturated fats that helps in lowering bad cholesterol. Avocado is perfect for infants because of its soft and sweet texture. It also has the highest protein content of any fruit and more potassium than bananas.
Recipe and photo credits to Saveur.com.