Recipe: Avocado dip does a body good

After hearing reports which suggest that eating avocados daily can improve bad cholesterol levels in overweight people, we’re guessing it’s safe to say guacamole dip is now considered eating clean.

Yes, avocados does a body good!

With Super Bowl 2015,  and other types of party planning in the works,  we invite you to try out one of our favorite guacamole dip recipes.

Tips on choosing the perfect avocado: Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If it’s too hard, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste as good. If there is softness on the outside, the avocado is ripe. If it’s too soft, the avocado may be overly ripe.

Guacamole dip is always a party favorite.
Guacamole dip is always a party favorite.

3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced

In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve with chips.

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