Let me give you an avocuddle – Healthier guacamole

Avocados look all harmless with their green flesh, like they are just innocent and tasty, with not a care in the world, their only task in life being to bring you a nice tasty experience and provide you with a truckload of the ‘good’ fats, a.k.a., monounsaturated fats. Sadly, they contain lots of calories. So if you want to be able to enjoy your guacamole fix a little more regret-free and be able to happily dig in without limiting yourself, try this recipe, which still tastes like the real deal, but with fewer calories.

Servings: 5 * Calories per servings: 117 kcal * Preparation time: 5 min * Start to finish till serving: 5 min

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 5 ounces (125 grams) of yoghurt
  • ½ a lime/1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • ½ a chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup of chopped fresh coriander/cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

Peel the avocado and place it in a bowl. Mash the fruit until it achieves a smooth yet slightly chunky texture. I recommend using a fork, as you thereby have much more leverage over the desired outcome than by using a potato masher or the like. Then add the yoghurt and mix it in. Afterwards, add the onion and cilantro to the bowl, together with the lime juice. Now add the spices and mix it all really well. Let it sit in the fridge for an hour before serving, as this allows the spices to fully penetrate the dip.

P.S. Avocados are sneaky bastards, as they are either rock hard or too ripe to be of use anymore. So when you are facing the all-to-common dilemma of a waaay too hard avocado, speed up the riping process by placing them in a paper bag with a couple of bananas.

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