Guacamole: what word would elicit a more gleeful response from the food cognoscenti? Probably a lot. Like foie grois, caviar, and other haute cuisine fixtures. But for those who don’t want to spend $50+ more on an entrée because we realize there is a lot of things you can buy with the difference between a $200 meal and a $50 one, guacamole is truly blissful. Let’s talk about the superfood guacamole
What is there not to like about guacamole? Sure the fluorescent neon green color and the texture might be a common complaint, especially among children. I, too, felt that way as well as a youth, even though my parents and entire family are from Mexico. But most children outgrow this aversion to it and just embrace the “guac.”
Simple Superfood Guacamole
Superfood Guacamole is amazing for a variety of reasons. For one, it is infinitely cheap to make. You can venture to a Mexican restaurant to spend $10 on an appetizer. An appetizer which would likely cost a third of that at home. The key components in guacamole serve so much nutrition that it could easily be a meal in itself.
Another benefit of the Superfood Guacamole is that it is infinitely easy to make. You can either go down the road of a molcajete, the traditional way to grind up the avocado, or you can utilize a food processor. (Purchase the mocajete below. It comes highly recommended.) I personally use a food processor because I can make it creamier using the 21st century technology. Either way, it can be made in 5 minutes.
What is the key component of the Superfood Guacamole? Of course, it is the venerable avocado. Avocados are superfoods, hence the Superfood Guacamole, for they are chockful of fiber, healthy saturated and unsaturated fats, and a plethora of vitamins and minerals. (Ever cooked in avocado oil? It is one of the healthiest in the world with which to cook.)
Avocados are one of the few fruits/vegetables that are high in fat and fiber. Think about it most vegetables are high in fiber but really don’t contain much carbs or fat. Others have a high amount of sugar (carrots, potatoes, most fruits) but no fat. Avocados, along with olives, coconuts, and a few others have that perfect blend of micro and macronutrition.
Use well-ripened avocados. NO NEED TO BUY ORGANIC. Avocados typically score well on the Environmental Working Group (EWG’s) Clean Fifteen list of produce that don’t absorb a lot of pesticides. Unlike berries, apples, potatoes, and most cruciferous veggies which you must buy organic.
What else goes in this Superfood Guacamole recipe? There are a large variety of recipes for guacamole. I endeavored to make this one as simple as possible while still retaining flavor and texture. Use sea salt not conventional irradiated, crap table salt. I particularly like Real Salt. Purchase it below.
Aside from that I use green onions (buy regular), cilantro (buy regular), red onions (buy regular), and limes (buy regular). No need for organic produce here.
Down here in Texas many people like to mix in sour cream into their guacamole. I am not a big fan of that. If you are not lactose intolerant then try it. I am “puro Mexicano” for I like my Superfood Guacamole the old fashioned way.
Lastly, vis-à-vis chips, I would opt for organic blue-corn tortilla chips. Blue corn is indigenous to South America (no it isn’t dyed yellow corn). It has a higher fiber and protein amount than yellow corn. Plus I love the earthier quality to it. You could also opt for homemade kale chips. (Check out our recipe.)
Put red onion, green onion, and cilantro into food processor. Pulse four times. Add avocados. Blend until smooth or whatever consistency you like. Squeeze lime juice over finished product. Salt to flavor.
Put red onion, green onion, and cilantro into food processor. Pulse four times.
Add avocados. Blend until smooth or whatever consistency you like.
Squeeze lime juice over finished product. Salt to flavor.