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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