Tuesday, March 10, 2009

And what goes good with chili??? GUAC!!!

Not only is my chili recipe highly sought after, but so is my guacamole recipe. So here goes...

Combine:
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted raw pumpkin seeds, ground up in a food processor/chopper
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon of freshly ground pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of oregano
Put these dry ingredients aside.

In a the bowl of the food processor, combine
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 small or 6 regular avocadoes
  • 1/2 cup of frozen green peas (thawed) (these add a bit of natural sweetness, and keeps the guac green)
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of hot sauce (watch the salt in this stuff!)
  • Juice of 3 or 4 large limes
Process all of the ingredients (dry and fresh) until smooth. Store in an air-tight container with a piece of plastic wrap covering, and in full contact with the surface of, the guac. This should store in your fridge for a few days. Keep the air out of it and it will retain its colour.

This recipe yields about 24 1/4 cup servings (the trick is to stop with one serving!) Use it as a dip with veggies or chips. Smear it on sandwiches instead of mayo. It's loaded with good fats and good vitamins. In other words, it's worth the calories. Here's the nutritional analysis (courtesy of www.nutritionaldata.com):

Per serving (65 grams)
Calories 104
Calories from fat 75 (but they're good fat!)
Total fat 9 grams (1 saturated, 0 transfats)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 20mg
Carbs 7 grams (4 grams of dietary fibre, 1 gram of sugars)
Protein 2 grams


Enjoy!

Kia kaha.
Stay strong.