Avocados are nutrient dense food.
Vitamin E: Prevents plaque buildup in the arteries (called atherosclerosis).
Vitamin C: Helps maintain a strong immune system so the body can fight infections.
Vitamin B6: Keeps the immune and nervous systems healthy.
Potassium: Important for water balance and preventing muscle cramps.
Lutein: Supports good vision.
Plant Sterols: Lowers cholesterol
2 medium sized avocado’s (not too ripe)
2 small tomatoes finely chopped
1/2 white onion small, finely chopped( purple onion is too strong in flavor, but you can use that too)
1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, remove seeds and finely chop
1 table spoon freshly squeezed lime juice.
1 table spoon finely chopped coriander/cilantro
1 clove of garlic finely chopped [optional]
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp red chili powder/cayenne [optional]
In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, salt, pepper and chili powder. Mix in onion, cilantro, and tomatoes. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve with tortilla chips or use as a sandwich filling.
To prevent the guacamole from turning brown, leave one avocado pit in the guacamole. Remove it before serving.