Spicy Tuesday – Avocado Love – Cilantro
Its that crazy, hectic, fun time of the year! Time for parties, decorations, gift wrapping – and often – a meal on the go. Because of our busy schedules, its time to pull out one of our favorite recipes, one that is easy to make and create a myriad different meals.
That’s right – we are talking Guacamole! It doesn’t have to be served up with just chips, we use its green goodness with all kinds of veggies, too! A great dinner can be had with a bowl of guac, a platter of veggies and some romaine lettuce leaves for dipping, along with some warm corn tortillas. Make a double or triple batch to stuff into a pita for lunch tomorrow. Make an appetizer to take to the office by stuffing the green goodness into a brightly-colored baby pepper. The uses for this avocado yumminess are endless.
And what’s not to love about the herb-ey flavor of cilantro? Cilantro is very low in calories and contains no cholesterol. Its deep-green leaves possess good amounts of antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, and dietary fiber. Plus, its leaves and seeds contain many essential volatile oils and numerous polyphenolic flavonoids such as quercetin.
Best Ever Guacamole
4 Ripe Haas Avocados
1/4 Cup Finely Chopped, (Peeled
and Seeded) Tomatoes,
1 TB Minced Red Onion
1 Finely Chopped Jalepeno
1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
Kosher or Sea Salt to Taste
1 Cup Grated Light Cheddar Cheese
Halve, peel and pit the avocados and mash with the tomatoes, onion, jalapeño and cilantro. Salt to taste and spread on a large platter. Sprinkle with the cheese.