Meg Gilbar

Skip the packaged guacamole mix and let me teach you how to make the healthiest dip at the party. This dip contains what some nutritionists call a “superfood” because of its excellent health benefits: the avocado. Avocados contain high amounts of monounsaturated fats that protect your heart, have higher amounts of potassium than a banana and are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Adding in fresh herbs, vegetables and spices just makes this dip even more delicious and nutritious.

Ingredients:

  • 5 avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced  or 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin

Directions:

  1. Pit and mash avocados in a bowl and mash together with lime juice, cumin and salt.
  2. Mix in tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro and cayenne/chili pepper.
  3. Refrigerate for one hour for the best flavor or serve immediately if you can’t wait!

Recipe inspired by Allrecipes.com