Fresh Guacamole 3


I would never have thought to describe my guacamole as¬†fresh, but after someone commented on how “fresh” it tasted at a delightful dinner party, I thought it perfect. Guacamole is one of the easiest things to prepare and can be used as a spread on sandwiches, a side to any dish, or my favorite, an indulgent dip for veggies and tortilla chips. Plus avocados are a SUPER food and a complete protein. If you feel the need to justify your avocado indulgences read this.

This recipe uses a lot of cilantro, not only due to the fact that I heart it but also because of course, its list of health benefits. Cilantro, also known a coriander, is an amazing cleansing agent and has been associated with helping eliminate heavy metals and toxins. Here is a brief list of some other benefits this gorgeously green herb has to offer. [1]

  • Reduces naseau and diarrhea
  • Aids in mestral cramping, bloating and even moodiness (Ladies-this is a green flag to dig into that gauc!)
  • Promotes healthy liver function
  • Improves digestion
  • Acts as a natural anti-septic and anti-fungal agent to skin conditions such as eczema
  • Helps regulate insulin and blood sugar levels
  • Just pretty much a kick ass herb in every form

Health Benefits of Cilantro, Cilantro Recipes,

Ingredients

4 ripe organic avocados

1/4 lime

1 1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro

Sea salt

Directions

  • Slice avocados and remove pits. Save one pit to keep in guacamole.
  • Scoop out avocado into serving bowl
  • Add chopped cilantro to avocado and mash with a fork (I like mine with some chunk so mash to your heart’s desire)
  • Squeeze juice of lime into mixture
  • Add 1-2 pinches of sea salt and stir.
  • Place reserved pit into guacamole (it is somewhat of an old wive’s tale that this keeps it from turning brown, I simply think it looks cool)

*The more you stir, the creamier it will get. I sometimes add another half of an avocado before adding the pit the end to get the chunkiness I like.

[1] Murray, Michael & Pizzorno, Joseph. Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 1998.

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3 thoughts on “Fresh Guacamole

  • Mary@FitandFed

    I haven’t done anything different with my guacamole in a long time, just your basic lime and salt, maybe a few halved cherry tomatoes if I have them. Cilantro would be good in guacamole, and it’s something I usually have on hand. I didn’t know about all of cilantro’s health benefits, but it doesn’t surprise me. People have been using herbs through the ages for good reasons.

    • Maria

      Mary,
      It is amazing how we have lost sight on the health benefits of so many delicious herbs and spices! Cilantro and ginger seem to make it into almost everything I make. I notice a big difference in my digestion too! Thanks for reading!