Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Guac On !!

Avocados are a great source of vitamins and one of a very few fruits to contain monounsaturated fat which helps lower LDL cholesterol. Use them as simple garnishes, sandwhich toppings or the crowd favorite guacamole. 1 tbsp = 1 block
"Rock the Guac"
2 Medium Ripe Haas Avocados
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
2 Roma Tomatos (diced)
1 Lime
1 Fresh Jalepeno (minced)
1/8 Cup Red Onion (diced)
Salt and Pepper
I've witnessed some futile attempts at preparing avocados which is amazing because it's a fairly simple process. With avocado laying on it's side, use a sharp knife working parallel to your cutting board and cut into the fruit until you reach the pit. Rotate the knife around the pit until you've cut all the way around and have 2 perfect halves (see pic). Slap the pit with the blade of your knife so it "sticks" in the pit and simply twist. The pit will come out on the knife blade. Spoon the goodies into your bowl and you're well on your way.
Using the back of a fork or potato masher, work over the avocado until it reaches a consistancy you desire. Add garlic, onion, jalepeno, tomatos and squeeze lime juice over the top. Season to taste with salt and pepper and that's it. Settting covered in fridge for 10-15 mins will help mix the flavors.

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