Raw Guacamole Recipe

Quick, easy and delicious – since the main ingredients are “superfoods” – this raw guacamole recipe is just about as healthy as it gets!  You”ll have it ready in 15 minutes and be fully nourished and satisfied from this dish.

Add carrots to mix and you’ll have a truly raw food recipe!  Remove any doubts you might have from the usual processed food – tortilla chips & guacamole combo.

Nothing to cook and nothing expensive involved – it’s a recipe that you can fall back on anytime – for lunch, dinner or just a snack.  Chances are, you already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen!

Here’s What You Need:

    • A large bowl, spoon, cutting board and knife
    • 3-4 large avocados
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 large onion
    • 1/2 or 1 whole juiced lemon
    • dash or two of sea salt or “Himalaya” salt
    • dash or two of crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper (optional)
    • 2 carrots
    • 1 plate/dish to serve
Raw Guacamole & Sliced Carrots
Raw Guacamole & Sliced Carrots

The Process:

  1. Cut the avocados, lengthwise and peel open in halves (or cut into quarters to get the seed out easier).  Spoon out the large seed and toss it, then scoop out all the flesh and put into the bowl.
  2. Crush and chop your garlic.  Use a large knife and push the flat side of the blade down on the garlic to “crush” it.  That will release some of the juices.  Finely chop or mince and add to the bowl.
  3. Cut your lemon in halves and squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl.  You can also use a lemon juicer or press.
  4. Chop or dice your onion into small chunks – remove the core and outer skin first – add to the bowl.  You might do the onion last if your eyes get sensitive like mine.
  5. Mix the ingredient with a large spoon, wooden spoon or any other handy tool.  Break down the avocado chunks until the texture is smoother.
  6. Add the spices, dash or sea salt/Himalaya salt and crushed red pepper (optional)
  7. Continue stirring or mashing all the ingredients until the texture is smoother and more consistent.  It should still be chunky because of the onions and avocado.
  8. Peel and slice your carrots into finely sliced “chips.”  Lay out the carrots on a plate or dish to serve.

A Few Notes:

  • You don’t want to use a food processor – otherwise you’ll end up with an avocado dip – not guacamole.
  • Make sure your avocados are fully ripened – a darker brown color.  IF they’re green, give them a few more days to ripen – but keep a close eye on them!
  • To keep the recipe truly raw, always use veggies to dip/eat your guacamole.  Celery and sliced cucumbers are also great options.
  • Feel free to use more or less avocado depending on how much you want.  But adjust your ingredients proportionately as well.
  • Avocados are truly “superfoods” – loaded with healthy fats (oleic acid), high in fiber, potassium and 20 other vitamins and minerals.  And among many other benefits – they’re known to reduce bad cholesterol and help your body absorb other nutrients!
  • Garlic is another “superfood” – known as a powerful & natural antibiotic, it’s also linked to improved heart function, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure and helps in boosting the immune system.

 

Raw Guacamole w/Carrots
Raw Guacamole w/Carrots

Sources:
http://authoritynutrition.com/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado/
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265853.php

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