Whether you’re looking for a dish to bring a Cinco de Mayo party or just a healthy snack, this quick guacamole recipe is easy to whip up and its ingredients even repairs dry and damaged skin.
Research shows that Hass avocados may help support healthy skin and aging, providing monounsaturated fats, vitamins E and B6, potassium, copper, and fiber. Adding tomatoes to the recipe lightens and reduces the amount of fat and calories from the avocados, while fresh spring chives delivers the subtle nuances of onion flavor, along with vitamins A and C and small amounts of vitamin K, folate, choline, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Before getting started, here are some helpful tips: To keep the guacamole from turning brown, add a little pineapple juice. The powerful bromelain enzymes help prevent the avocado from browning better than lime juice. To make this appetizer even healthier, swap out chips for fresh blanched spring asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, or green beans for dipping. Enjoy!
Chia and Chive Guacamole Recipe
Makes 16 servings – serving size: ¼ cup
- 1 tsp chia seed
- 1 ½ cup Roma tomatoes, diced with juice
- 1 tsp jalapeno, charred, peeled, seeded and fine minced (optional)
- 3 Hass avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed
- 1 tsp fresh garlic, fine minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp fresh chives, finely sliced
- 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- 3 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 Tbsp pineapple juice (optional)
In a bowl, combine chia seed, diced tomato, and juice. Set aside for 10 minutes, allowing the chia seed to swell. In another bowl, add remaining ingredients together and mix well. Add the tomato-chia mixture, mix well. and serve with your favorite vegetables. If making ahead, prepare the tomato and chia seed just before service, and cover and refrigerate the guacamole without tomato until ready to use.
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