I love avocados but this has to be my favourite way to eat them. Even if you are not an avo lover I think this will be do-able for you. There is much more potential to an avocado than just eating a lump! This is smooth, creamy and fresh with a bit of zing from the lime. As a good friend once said to me “it’s like guac without the mole”
And guess what? Avocados are good for you! They are full of vitamins, particularly B vitamins as well as C and E. Not only that but they help you absorb all the fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E and K) from other foods, when eaten with those foods, so they are great to add to a salad or mix of vegetables.
They are high in fibre which makes you feel fuller for longer and are high in good fats – the ones that lower cholesterol.
High in omega 3’s, folic acid, B6 and potassium they are also good for your eye health and act as an anti-inflammatory agent.
I get quite excited about avocado!
They are however quite calorific so don’t go too mad with them. But making them into a dip means you can spread it more thinly.
What to do with this dip, aside from dipping things in it! This week I am going to post 3 recipes that use it (breakfast, lunch and dinner) but you will also notice over the coming months that I use this dip in quite a few meals! To make sure that you don’t miss any of my Avo posts sign up to my email alerts using the follow me button.
Other things to do with my avo dip:
- Spread it on a bagel or toast
- Add to a jacket potato
- Dollop it on top of a stir fry or bolognaise
- It tastes delicious, and reduces chilli burn with a curry or Chilli Con Carne (look out for my spicy chicken wraps recipe later this week)
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This recipe is:
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- 1 Avocado sliced in half, peeled and de-stoned
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Quarter of a clove of garlic diced or a tiny smidgen of lazy garlic
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Put all the ingredients in a jug or bowl
- Whizz with your stick blender
- Job done!
This will keep in the fridge in a sealed container for a couple of days
This recipe pretty much ticks all the boxes but if you need some carbs in your life than add toast or a jacket potato
Did you know that you can now buy ready prepared, frozen avocado halves in the supermarkets? They really couldn’t make it any easier for us.
Lazy garlic – embrace it and don’t feel guilty!
Stick blenders! So much easier and quicker than a standing blender and much easier to clean
The beauty of this recipe is the only left over is half a lime which you can use to squeeze over a salad or fish or mango