Berry Guacamole

by KalaLea on June 4, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

photo_berryguacamoleServes 4 gracious guacamole eaters

Avocado has become one of my favorite fruits over the past three years. It can be eaten any time of the day including for breakfast. Eighty percent of its caloric content is an easily digested fat, in the form of mono-unsaturated fat which is great! It’s also rich in copper which aids in red blood cell formation. Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health. It’s also used in beauty treatments for hair and the body. Avocado is the main ingredient in guacamole.

You will need:

3 ripe avocados (non-organic is fine)
1/4 cup of shallots or scallions chopped finely
1/2 fresh red pepper diced
one large hand full of ripe fresh strawberries
2 limes juiced
a hand full of cherry tomatoes (halved) – optional
1 lemon juiced (to add before storing)

SPICES: (start with 1/2 tsp then add more to taste)
– garlic powder (not salt)
– sea salt
– white pepper or paprika

PREP it UP! (add all ingredients to a medium or large bowl)

  • Dice the shallots or scallions finely
  • Rinse and remove the strawberry stems then cut in quarters or half depending on the size
  • Dice half of a fresh red, orange or yellow pepper
  • Quickly rinse the outside of the avocado then cut in half and add avocado to the bowl
  • Add lime juice and spices to the bowl … add more seasoning to your liking
  • Mash and stir the avocado with the wooden spoon until it mix (this shouldn’t take too long – don’t over stir)

NOTE: Store guacamole in an airtight container with the avocado seed plus add a bit of plastic wrap on top to keep it from turning brown so quickly. You can also squeeze a bit more lemon juice over it before storing.

photo_berryguacamole2EAT!
Serve with fresh veggies such as carrot sticks, radishes, more strawberries, and red pepper (as shown here). And of course, guacamole goes great with blue corn chips or your favorite tortilla chips.

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