With this weekend’s Super Bowl happening, I know I am bound to fill up on a lot of junk food. Buffalo wings, nachos, pizza - let's face it, none of these will do your body (or your waistline) a world of good. Deep fried, fatty snacks seem to go hand in hand with football – well, any game in general. And while I can’t say I will forgo all that delicious deep fried goodness, I can at least try to balance it out with some hidden good for you snacks. I don't know about you, but there's only so much carrots and celery I can eat.
Guacamole is the perfect hidden healthy snack that also happens to go so well with Super Bowl.
We all know of all the vitamins packed into one little avocado. And if it’s good enough for Tom Brady, I suppose I can get behind it (even if I’m not a Patriots fan). After all, who can say no to guac?!!?
Better yet, it only takes 10 minutes to make! (Disclaimer: it will likely be devoured in less time than that!)
And on the off chance that you do have some left over, this makes for an amazing avocado toast in the morning!
- 3 avocados
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1/4 chopped re onion
- 1-2 jalapeño peppers
- ¼ bunch of cilantro
- 1 tomato
- juice from ½ lime
- black pepper
- Instruction 1 In a medium bowl, mash the avocado with a fork (followed with a spoon if you like your guacamole really smooth).
- Instruction 2 Add the cloves of garlic and onion.
- Instruction 3 Dice the tomatoes –remove the seeds. (Keeping the seeds in can make your guacamole a little watery). Add the tomatoes to the bowl.
- Instruction 4 Finely dice the jalapeño peppers. (If you prefer your guacamole on the milder side, remove the seeds as that’s where most of the heat is.) Add the jalapeño peppers to the bowl.
- Instruction 5 Finely chop the cilantro and add to the bowl.
- Instruction 6 Add the salt and pepper to taste. (I usually pass on the salt as the nachos tend to have the right amount of salt for me.).
- Instruction 7 Mix everything together very well.
- Instruction 8 Lastly, add the lime juice. (This will help to keep your guacamole from going brown too quickly.)
Makes: 4 servings
I like to let my guacamole sit for 30 minutes before diving into it. It helps the flavours to settle in together. If you are doing this, make sure to cover it well to prevent the guacamole from turning brown before serving.