Guacamole
Guacamole
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    I’m a guacamole snob. When I see recipes that call for adding mayo or sour cream to the mix, I’ll admit, I bristle a little bit. To me, the best guacamole is all about balance, about perfectly ripe avocados that are buttery and creamy in their own right, accented with a few choice ingredients that highlight the flavor of the avocados without overpowering them. The texture, too, is important – you want a bit of structure and chunkiness, not something blended to baby food-like smoothness. This is really best in the summer when you can get great fresh tomatoes, but I’ve had good luck with hydroponically-grown stem tomatoes in the off season – just use the very best tasting tomatoes you can find. The cilantro is optional, but highly recommended – and I know that some people truly have issues with it, but I’ve had more than one cilantro-averse friend tell me it didn’t bother them here.

    Ingredients

    • 1-2 fat cloves of garlic
    • 1/2 to 1 teaspoons coarse sea salt
    • 1 lime
    • 1 small or 1/2 medium red onion
    • 1-2 small fresh Serrano chile peppers
    • 4 ripe Haas avocados
    • 1-2 small ripe fresh tomatoes, cored, seeded, and diced (about 1/2 cup total)
    • fresh cilantro, leaves picked, about 1/2 cup loosely packed (optional, but suggested)
    • additional Kosher or sea salt to taste

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 3
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 120 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 15.21%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 7.1%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1333 mg 55.54%
    • Calcium: 14 mg 1.44%
    • Potassium: 417 mg 11.92%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 8 mg 44.83%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 22.24%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 10.55%
    • Vitamin C 30.87%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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