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Guacamole – Avocado walnut dip/spread

Avocado walnut dip1

About:

Guacamole, a Mexican dish consists primarily mashed avocado. A small amount of seasonings such as lemon juice, chili powder, onion, tomatoes and cilantro are often added to enhance the flavor. For extra nutty taste I included walnut in this dip as a variation.

You can use guacamole as a dip, topping or as a side dish. This is commonly served with tortilla chips in Mexican restaurants. This can also be used as a dip for salad vegetables rather than chips which lowers the calorie intake.

Health Benefits:

Avocados and therefore guacamole provide a good source of energy and fat. How ever the fat present is healthy unsaturated fat, which is a type of fat beneficial to your health. As this fat digest slowly, it keeps you full for longer. this factor aids in weight loss when eaten in moderation.

Yields: 1 cup
Preparation time: 15 minutes


Ingredients:

  • Ripe avocados-2
  • Walnuts-1/4cup
  • Garlic-2 cloves
  • Chopped Tomato- 1num
  • Lemon juice-1 ยฝ- 2tbsp
  • Green chillies- 2num (optional)
  • Cilantro – A handful
  • Salt-as per taste

Procedure:

  • Remove avocado flesh from the skin by cutting it in half, remove the seeds and scoop out the flesh.
  • Combine avocado, tomato, lemon juice, walnuts, garlic cloves, salt, chilies in the food processor, process until smooth.
  • (havenโ€™t used any water while processing if you desire thinner consistency add water)
  • Once processed transfer to the serving bowl , garnish with herbs and serve as a spread/dip.

Avocado walnut dip2

Serve it as a Dip with:

Brown rice Savoury Crepes:

Potato crepes1

Note:

  • You can skip green chilli to remove the spicy from dip
  • Can drizzle some olive oil before serving
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on May 30, 2015, in Dips, Indian, International and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. I do like your presentation. Thanks for the thought you put into it.

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  2. That looks great! โค guacamole, especially when it's homemade. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Lovely recipe, looks delicious.

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  4. I made it & loved it too, dear Chitra! divine! x

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  5. Love guacamole but never thought of adding walnuts. Sounds interesting and tasty! I will have to try this variation. Thanks for the idea.

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  6. Lovely recipe, looks delicious.

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  7. I love the idea of adding walnuts. It sounds delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. What a delicious and healthy idea, Chitra!

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  9. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  10. Love the addition of walnut as always its grt Chitra’s touch:-)

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