Wahoo avocado season! Cinco de Mayo and summertime mean I’ll be making Simple Spicy Guacamole all the time and what a crowd pleaser this recipe is because it has just the right amount of added herbs and spiciness. Avocados are a fruit high in healthy fat, particularly monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs).
Half an avocado contains 161 calories, 15 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 7 grams fiber, antioxidants and nutrients like calcium and potassium. The dark green part of the fruit closest to the skin is highest in antioxidants because of the increased exposure to sunlight so be sure to scrape every part you can with a spoon while you’re prepping your recipes for access to healthful polyphenols. For a great source of fiber, healthy fat and nutrients, feel free to enjoy your avocado all year long. And be sure to include my simple, spicy guacamole recipe in your party preparations, as a quick dinner add-on, or even as an after work snack.
More Mexican Recipes!
For more Mexican-inspired easy to make dips, check out the Grateful Grazer’s post on Cinco Ingredient Sweet Potato Chips! My guac is there along with other favorites from the Dietitian Kitchen, Nourished Simply, Healthy Ideas Place, Avocado a Day Nutrition, Enjoy Every Bite, The Nutrition Adventure, Delish Knowledge, Caroline Kaufman, and Spicy RD Nutrition. Pair recipes like these with homemade enchilada sauce, savory mushroom tacos, or my savory veggie quesadilla.
Ginger Hultin,MS, RD, CSO
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