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Fresh Tomato Guacamole December 20, 2010

Fresh Tomato Guacamole

Fresh Tomato Guacamole

Ripe fresh tomatoes blended into the avocado and cilantro base make this naturally potassium and vitamin-E rich guacamole a delicious appetizer or side dish.

Try it at home

Using a blender, food processor, or hand blender, blend two ripe avocados, two fresh (medium sized) tomatoes, a large handful of fresh cilantro, a splash of lime juice, and a dash of cayenne (or chili) pepper.

Serving sizes: Although I love avocados and believe they are a wonderful, healthy part of my diet, I try to stick to limiting a serving to about 1/2 an avocado or less to keep calories in check.  For guacamole, I try to stick to no more than 1/2 cup servings (about 175 calories). This dish can easily serve 4 people. If you’re making it for yourself you can cut the recipe in half or store it in the fridge for a couple of days to spread out the servings.

Serve cool. Pairs well with salsa and tortilla chips (look for a low-sodium variety).

Other tasty guacamole blends

Another guacamole favorite, Whole Food’s recipe for Edamame Guacamole boosts protein and slashes calories in each serving without missing any of the creamy flavor. I’ve made this version several times and it always seems to be a hit with friends.

I haven’t made this one yet, but a guacamole hummus is next on my to-make list. This recipe looks like a delicious on from “Fannetastic Food.” I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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