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by Toby Amidor in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, February 1, 2011
Guacamole is a fresh and delicious way to enjoy the bounty of nutrients and healthy fats avocados have to offer. And the simple blend of avocado, other vegetables, and herbs leaves lots of room for interpretation and exploration. After preparing the classic version below, get creative and add a variety of unique ingredients.
Traditional Guacamole: This recipe is approximate, meaning adjust all ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Combine in a bowl 2 cups mashed or diced fresh avocados, 1/2 cup diced tomato, 1/4 cup diced white onion, 1 minced fresh jalapeño, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1 teaspoon grated fresh garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
Start the following recipes with the recipe above and add or remove ingredients as suggested below.
Mango with Pepitas: Fold in 1/2 cup diced fresh mango; top the guacamole with roasted and salted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) just before serving.
Pickled Jalapeno & Green Chile: Fold in diced pickled jalapeños, diced green chiles and a little ground cumin.
Sundried Tomato & Cotija Cheese: Instead of fresh tomato, add diced, oil-packed (and drained) sundried tomatoes; top the guacamole with shredded cotija or Monterey jack cheese just before serving.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, May 5, 2010
- Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Salsa Verde
This fruit (yep, it’s a fruit!) is packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium, but these babies are also heavy on good-f0r-you monounsaturated fat. To make them a part of a healthy diet, consume in reasonable portions — about one-fifth an avocado contains 50 calories. Here are 5 delicious and portion-friendly ways to make them part of your day, for the big game this Sunday or anytime.
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by Toby Amidor in In Season, February 6, 2010
- Ricotta-Spinach Tacos - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine
When you’re craving Mexican food, tacos top the list of need-to-have foods. With some simple swaps, tacos can be part of a healthy diet — read through our tips to find out how to order (or make them yourself).
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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, January 27, 2009
Perfect for guacamole or tossed on a salad, pebbly-skinned avocados are excellent during the winter months. Here are the avocado basics and a few healthy dishes to make today.
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You can use them in soup, dip, salad, drinks and, heck, even ice cream. Avocados are certainly a wonder fruit (yep, they’re a fruit). With such versatility, we can’t help but like them, but add their health benefits to the list and we’re in love.