Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Make Your Own Guacamole

[ Avocado + Chobani = Guac Heaven. ]

Ah, Superbowl Sunday. It was a really nice day out, spent the afternoon seeing friends and wandering Chelsea Market, just being happy :) Then, it was time to head over to my friend's apartment for a food-filled Superbowl party!

Never to show up empty handed, I decided this was a great opportunity to make guacamole.



I played this one by ear, half-following a recipe discovered at Chelsea Market, and half making it up on my own. That's always the fun part.

Removed the avocado flesh from its shell, scooping it into a bowl. Added lemon juice, onion, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes, for some kick.


Used a fork to mash it all together a bit, letting the avocado remain in chunks, because I love when you can really taste the avocado in the dip.

Once I had a nice, thick mash to work with, I added 4 ounces of Chobani Plain 0% Greek yogurt, to help smooth it out and lighten it up.


do mix completely, more than this half-mixed shot!

At last, add tomato, mixing a little bit in, and using the rest to garnish the top.

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DIG IN.


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Read more for the recipe and gameday pics!




the secret ingredient
What are the health benefits of this tasty dish? With the avocados and tomatoes, you're getting a hefty dose of vitamin B6, folate, potassium, niacin, and oleic acid. These vitamins and minerals help kidney function, provide electrolytes, may help lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, and even help guard against circulatory diseases.

PLUS - Greek yogurt? Hello, protein boost! Plus, live & active cultures, so good for your gut!

Even though it was game day and nutrition wasn't at the top of everyone's mind, it's nice to know that some sport-worthy nosh can also be body-worthy.

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Guacamole
Makes about 2 cups


Ingredients
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 lime
  • 1 small red onion or 1/2 medium
  • Dash of kosher salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 oz Chobani Plain 0% Greek yogurt
  • 2 roma tomatos, diced
Directions
  1. Cut avocadoes in half, remove pits, and use spoon to scoop flesh into a bowl.
  2. Add juice of lime, minced onion, salt, pepper, red pepper, and garlic. Toss and mash slightly using a fork, spreading the flavors but leaving some chunks intact.
  3. Stir in yogurt to desired creaminess.
  4. Toss in half the diced tomato and mix. Then sprinkle remaining tomato pieces on top of dish. Finito.


Be sure to pair it with a healthy dipper, like sliced bell peppers, baby carrots, or light, baked chip.

15 comments:

  1. LOOOOOOVE the guac here too :)

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  2. love putting greek yogurt in my guac for some extra protein!

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  3. I still haven't tried Chobani but love guacamole..pinning this :)

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  4. YUM! Love guacamole! Great idea to add Chobani. That is a staple in our house so I'll remember that next time I make some guac.

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  5. GENIUS! protein and healthy fats! I love it!

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  6. I made my own guac for my superbowl party too! I love the greek yogurt addition!

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  7. I am making this morning to pair with my babababay carrots!! :)

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  8. I'll take that dare. I love the avocado/yogurt combo I'm thinking that would be great in a chicken salad (already use greek yogurt in mine). Also like the veggies for guac, doesn't have to be paired with chips.

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  9. Adding Chobani to guac, what a great idea, and so creamy I bet! Mmm I totally want to try this.

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