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 ½- 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.
  • (haven’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

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

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! ❤ guacamole, especially when it's homemade. 🙂

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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 🙂

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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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