Avocadoes would most likely be voted the most favourite food
in our household. You could really regard them as "fast food". Simply
cut them open, sprinkle with salt and pepper and you have an
instant snack. In fact that is really faster than
"fast food" isn't it!
When avocadoes are in abundance we eat them for breakfast
spread on hot toast - no butter is needed.
This recipe is very easy to make. Team it with some
healthy style corn chips (not the ones with lots of fat and
seasoning) and you have a snack to die for.
1 large avocado
1/2 small red onion, diced very finely
1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut avocado, remove stone, place flesh in a bowl
well with a fork. Add other ingredients
and mix well.
Place plastic wrap over surface
area until ready to use.
Serve with corn chips, savoury biscuits or
dip in it.
If you only have regular onions then use those.
Avocado flesh turns brown when it stays in contact with
air so ensure the Guacamole is covered by wrap and eat
Avocados provide more than 25 essential nutrients, including
fibre, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins folic acid and lutein. The
phytochemicals they contain are naturally occurring chemical
compounds found in foods that may prevent disease and preserve good
health. Vit. E is a powerful anti oxidant that is known to fight
cancer, to slow aging and to protect against heart disease .
Lutein is believed to protect against prostate cancer and eye
disease such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Avocados contain
60% more potassium than bananas contain. They are high in fat
but they contain mono unsaturated fats which are good for the heart.
Because they are high in fat they contain more calories than other
fruits and vegetables do. One avocado contains about 300
calories. Avocadoes are native to central America and it is believed
the Aztecs regarded them as a sexual stimulant.