Avocados are such a perfect food, due to their mono and polyunsaturated fat content, nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds. Avocados contain oleic acid, folate, iron, niacin, minerals, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, healthy fatty acids, and a great source of fibre.
They are great for the skin, and great for weight loss. As we know, increasing our good fats, reduces hunger, increases satiety and improves nutrition.
Avocados always appear in the Top 5 Nutrient Dense Foods. For years I would avoid avocados because of their fat content, or allow myself a small slice.
Now I will sit an eat an entire avocado, cut in half with salt, pepper and olive oil. How nourishing is that? Or how about filling it with a tin/can of tuna in love oil. Simple is good.Watch the quick cooking video and see how easy it is to make avocado salsa. Perfect #keto snack.Click To Tweet
So much better than some low fat nonsense. Add avocados to salads, crack an egg in the hole the stone leaves behind then grill them, have with bacon, use them instead of butter, I have even made a chocolate mousse, chocolate mint ice-cream and a beautiful way to top of my Fat Head taco cups.
Avocado salsa is more chunky that guacamole. You can have it as a side dish, as part of low-carb platter, as a dip for vegetable sticks, in lettuce wraps, on bunless burgers, or just on its own.
I often make a double batch then I can pack it for lunch. Avocado salsa travels well in small pots for lunch boxes (remember to put a spoon in the lunchbox).
If you want to know the correct way to cut avocados before making the avocado salsa, watch this. Who knew I cut avocados completely different to anyone I know?
- 4 avocados depending on size
- 1 lemon
- 1 fresh chilli diced finely
- 1 red onion diced finely
- 2 tomatoes diced finely
Skin and dice the avocados.
Place in a mixing bowl with the finely diced red onion, diced tomato, juice of 1 lemon and as much fresh red chilli as you like.
Mix gently so the chunks of avocado remain.
To see the nutrition in avocados, click here.
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