Happy Monday! Time for the vegetarian recipe of the week in honor of Meatless Monday!
Avocados are a great meat substitute due to their high protein content. While the avocado does have a high fat content, the fat is unsaturated. And we need healthy fats in our diet.
Avocados are also packed with vitamins A, C, and E and loaded with dietary fiber. In fact, they have one of the highest fiber contents of any fruit or vegetable.
I love eating Fresh Guacamole when I’m out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant.
And now, thanks to this super easy recipe from Real Simple magazine, I LOVE making it myself at home. Try this recipe from for an easy & tasty guacamole.
- 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno (seeded for less heat, if desired), finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 2 ripe avocados, diced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
- In a large bowl, combine the onion, jalapeño, cilantro, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using the back of a fork, mash the vegetables until they begin to release their juices.
- Add the avocados and lime juice and stir to combine.
This recipe makes 2 cups.
Quick Tip: Got leftover cilantro? It’s a great, versatile herb you can add to tons of recipes. Snip the ends and store cilantro in a jar or glass of water. Loosely place a plastic bag over the glass (like a bag you get in the produce section of the grocery store) & store in the fridge for up to two weeks!