Michaela’s Clean-Eating Guacamole

After my friend Terryn made her delicious Carne Asada Tacos last week and told me she made my often-requested Guacamole, I knew I had better make her tacos ASAP! They looked so good AND I decided since I would be making it, I should share my Guacamole recipe for you all to enjoy too!

Avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit (yes fruit!). They are a healthy source of mono-unsaturated fat, which can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and decrease the risk for heart disease. They also help your body absorb other fat-soluble vitamins from the  foods you eat. But keep in mind that a serving size of avocado is 1/4 of an avocado. Guacamole is just one of the many ways I enjoy incorporating this healthy fat into my diet.

You can halve the recipe if desired, and adjust ingredients according to taste. We like ours garlicky and spicy.

Ingredients:

4 avocados, peeled and diced

2-3 cloves of garlic, pressed or chopped

1 shallot, finely diced

1 large handful FRESH cilantro, chopped

1 jalapeno, finely diced

1 tomatillo, cored and finely diced (optional—I used it just because I had it)

Sea salt

Pepper

Cayenne pepper

2 Tbsp lime juice

Lightly mash avocados in a bowl. Add all other ingredients and mix. Let chill for an hour for flavors to meld.

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