You guys!! Summer has been a weird one… with it feeling more like fall most of the time. But before we are truly letting go and returning to delicious stews, soups, and everything pumpkin I am hitting you up with My Dear Friend’s Best Guacamole recipe.
This delicious recipe hits the taste bud every single time. It is perfect for when you are having friends over or want something to snack as an entree. It is also super easy to make and only contains a few simple, whole-food ingredients. Yum!! I could tell you so many stories about this Guacamole. Every time our friends served it, it was meant to be as an entree. Unfortunately, they made bucketloads and paired them with the nicest crackers. We were always already completely stuffed before we even managed to get to the main event 🤣. In my opinion, it is completely fine to leave My Dear Friend’s Best Guacamole AS the main event 😍.
What is Guacamole? This is a dish that was first invented in Southern Mexico. There, they added avocados, tomatoes, chillis, and salt to the dish. When the recipe idea of Guacamole came over to Spain, they extended this list by flavors local to Europe, such as onion, lime, and cilantro. Irrespective of the version (and this is totally a recipe you can also “play” in terms of ratios and flavor combinations) – Guacamole is delicious, nutritious, fuelled by whole food goodness, and one of my fave recipes.
Why is My Dear Friend’s Best Guacomole good for you?
I love Avocados. They are not only absolutely delicious, but they are also super high in nutrients. Avocados widely vary in size and this is largely due to there being over 50 different species out there. Larger Avocados tend to have slightly less fat content, whereas smaller Avocados tend to be a bit higher in fat (the good kind – we will cover this shortly). Ripe avocados tend to have dark skin – usually either dark green or black. It should be soft to the touch when lightly squeezed but not have any dark spots or dents. You can easily ripe Avocados at home at room temperature. It tends to work even faster when putting them on bananas. Bananas release a hormone that triggers ripening in other fruit. Once ripe, they can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. This will significantly slow down the ripening process.
Avocados are super high in monounsaturated fats
Avocados are rich in vitamin K, B6, E, and C, as well as fiber, copper, and folate. In addition, they are super high in monounsaturated fats. One fat to mention here specifically is oleic acid. This is the same type of fat that you find in both olives and olive oil. Monounsaturated fats have been shown to be particularly beneficial for your heart health. Recent studies have also found that the addition of Avocado to an already balanced diet improved your “bad” cholesterol levels. It may also lower your oxidative stress levels in the blood, and act anti-inflammatory.
Avocados are (just like most plant foods) rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. These antioxidants include, amongst others, carotenoids, vitamin C and E, flavonoids, and phytosterols. Carotenoid absorption especially, even from other foods groups, has been shown to be incredibly enhanced when being paired with a good source of fat, such as Avocado. When you are eating something low in fat (e.g. salad) it might make sense to consider adding avocado in order to increase your nutrient absorption levels. By the way, the phytonutrient content appears to be the highest close to the peel and the seed. That does not mean though that you will not get an amazing phytonutrient and antioxidant profile elsewhere in the Avocado as well.
How can I adjust My Dear Friend’s Best Guacamole to my dietary requirements?
This recipe is whole food goodness at its best! Delicious and possible to be enjoyed by all dietary requirements 😍.
Other Dipping Recipes on the Blog
There are some amazing “snack” recipes on the blog that you do not want to miss out on 😉. Side-note: They also pair super well with My Dear Friend’s Best Guacamole recipe.
- One of the most favorite recipes on the blog – Best Homemade Hummus
- My Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce. You will never guess that this version is completely dairy free
- This Delicious Artichoke Dip is creamy, delicious, and so satisfying
- And to dip it all up – make my Easy Peasy Flax Seed Crackers
And there you have it for this week!! Thank you so much to my dear friend for allowing me to use his recipe. I hope I gave it the spotlight it deserved 🥰. Enjoy making this Guacamole for your next get-together, or as a dip for your Saturday night Netflix adventures. As always, I would love to know how you get on. Please leave a comment below and/or directly rate the recipe. Happy smashing everyone!!!