Monday, September 16, 2013

Rock Your Guacamole Goodness!

Happy National Guacamole Day (and National Mexican Independence Day)!
Guacamole is a magical mash of superhealthy avocados with herbs, spices, veggies and whatever else spins your spurs!  ;)
Avocados FYI...
Hass avocados (also known as Haas avocados) are the most common cultivar, but there is an amazing array of avocados available!
Over 30 million pounds of avocados are sold for two guacamole-loving events every year. Can you guess which ones? (Answer)
Tips for Preparing Avocados from The World's Healthiest Foods:
"Use a stainless steel knife to cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Gently twist the two halves in opposite direction if you find the flesh clinging to the pit. Remove the pit, either with a spoon or by spearing with the tip of a knife. Next, take each of the avocado halves and slice lengthwise to produce four avocado quarters. The use the California Avocado Commission's "nick and peel" method to peel the avocado. Just take your thumb and index finger to grip an edge of the avocado skin and peel it away from the flesh, in exactly the same way that you would peel a banana. The final result will be a peeled avocado that contains most of that dark green outermost flesh that is richest in carotenoid antioxidants.
You can prevent the natural darkening of the avocado flesh that occurs with exposure to air by sprinkling with a little lemon juice or vinegar."

from Donna at Vegan Living Today

from Kimberly at Two Black Haired Girls

from Modern Hippie Cooks

from Jenn and Jac at Sketch-Free Eating

from Isobelle at Veg Obsession

from Julie at Vanilla Beanpole

from Angie at Divalicious Recipes In The City

from certifiedmoxie at VegWeb

from EatingWell

from Amber from Awake At The Whisk via Healthy Blender Recipes

How do you rock your guacamole goodness?

2 comments:

  1. I love guacamole! Like it best with fresh and ground coriander and lime juice in it (see my blog). Thanks for the excellent guacamole collection :) I like to top vegan nachos with it.... yum!

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    1. holyheavenlysnackingfoods...Crispy Oil-Free Oven-Baked Fries & Orange-Ginger Guacamole! I don't know which to try first, it all looks superamazing!

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