Avocado is a staple food in our house. With 2 kids under 3 years old, it’s important to have foods in our diet that are nutrient-dense and full of healthy fats for those growing bodies and minds. Our favourite way to eat avocados these days is by making guacamole. Traditionally guacamole is made with only avocados and sea salt, but in typical North American fashion, I add fresh garlic and lime juice to mine, and we enjoy it for lunch with some sliced veggies, corn tortilla chips, whole grain crackers, or on sandwiches and wraps, and for dinner as a condiment alongside other Mexican dishes. And with Cinco de Mayo coming up, it’s the perfect time to enjoy it!
2 ripe avocados
2 cloves of fresh garlic
a pinch or two of sea salt
cilantro for garnishing (totally optional)
Peel the avocados and cut out an discard the pit. Add the green fleshy part to a bowl.
Finely chop or, better yet, press the garlic using a garlic press. The smaller the pieces of garlic, the better.
Wash and halve the lime, and squeeze its juice into the bowl over the avocados and the garlic.
Add a pinch of salt to the bowl.
Mash everything together with a fork just until the avocados are in bite-sized chunks.
Give it a taste and if you think it needs a little more personality, add another pinch of salt and give it a quick stir. That always does the trick!
Garnish with a little bit of fresh cilantro and that’s it!
It’s a super simple recipe that’s versatile and complements so many other dishes.
This recipe usually serves 4, and at only 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving, you can’t go wrong!
Hope you enjoy this one, and Happy Cinco de Mayo!