Holy guacamole!

by Khushboo on August 17, 2011

Why did the tomato turn red?

Because it saw the salad dressing :D

My name is Khushboo and I have a corny sense of humour! What? You don’t?

So another thing about me: I like vegetables a lot, so much that I worry for my fellow dinners.  Kidding!…kinda ;) !  I can eat raw carrot sticks till they come out of my ears but for some reason, the thought of eating salad ‘naked’ is pretty boring to me.  While that would probably leave you to think that my fridge is fully stocked with various dressings, here’s my take on them:

With the rare exceptions, bottled salad dressings to me are on the same platform as white bread: I try to avoid them as much I can.

Despite the ‘low-fat, low-cal, all natural’ claims on the bottle, it’s like dousing my once-healthy salad with chemicals.  It’s bad enough not knowing what half of the ingredients are but when you can’t pronounce them, you know that’s not a good sign.  Sorry Kraft, you are the weakest link.  Toppers that regularly do ’step up to my plate’ include hummus, balsamic vinegar/EVOO, salsa or truffle oil.  And after today’s lunch, homemade guacamole definitely takes the cake salad.  Before I dish out this recipe, I’ll admit that I used to avoid making guacamole because

a) the mere smell of cilantro makes me gag

and

b) the idea of eating raw onions made me worry about post-consumption breath!

Fortunately neither is the case with this recipe.  It’s a good thing avocado is healthy because this stuff is like crack…no joke

Holy Guacamole- 1 serving

  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • Chopped tomato (about 1 teaspoon)
  • Chopped onion (again about 1 teaspoon…more if you dare ;) )
  • Low-fat natural yogurt (1 teaspoon)
  • Chili flakes (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Splash of lemon juice (the acidity will prevent the guac from browning)

Method
1) In a bowl, lightly mash the avocado using a fork.
2) Add in the remaining ingredients, mix it around and let everyone get acquainted.
3) Whip out the tortilla chips carrot sticks
Favorite salad topper? I’m always looking for new ideas

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Sara K August 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Truffle oil is the best! Plus I feel so posh using it ;)
Hmm let’s see I sometimes Middle Eastern style-dress my salad which is usually: lemon juice, white balsamic (or just plain vinegar), a little olive oil, and sumac.
I also experiment with various vinegar/oil combos (like red wine vinegar)…i also make my own dressing with olive oil, balsamic, dijon mustard, and oregano.
Any jarred tapenade or dip sometimes makes a good dressing

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Errign August 18, 2011 at 1:24 am

Yum. Love gaucamole. My favorite salad toppers are sliced avocado, hummus, nuts and balsamic vinegar.

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Casey August 18, 2011 at 2:03 am

Your guac recipe sounds delish! :)

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Valerie @ City|Life|Eats August 18, 2011 at 8:05 am

I saw your comment on Live Laugh Eat and wanted to stop by and let you know that I am also hosting a giveaway for the Take Back Your Health conference.

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Anita August 18, 2011 at 7:20 pm

YUMMY!!! Will definitely give it shot…Keep it up my dear ;)

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Maneka Chotirmall August 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Love the texture of avocado-your recipe sounds declious! My current salad dressings have been balsamic vinegar or lemon juice with herbs! My favourite toppers include nuts and cheese. Lately been enjoying the combination of beetroot and orange-you must try!

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Varsha April 5, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Hi kushboo thx for ur grt recepies
I am mother n I want my daughter to eat vegetables which she hardly eats
Ur recepies will help me thx dear keep it up

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Khushboo April 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Thank you so much, Varsha- I’m glad you are encouraging your daughter to eat a healthier diet :)

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