As we are coming into Spring, some of my all time favourite things to eat are what I like to call “picky foods”. Whether this be hummus and pitta, fajitas, fruit salads, rice dishes etc. I often find myself in the Spring and Summer months never really eating proper meals, and instead snacking and picking at random homemade dishes, often thrown together with whatever I have available.
Due to the current climate and having to keep indoors (we should all be making a conscious effort to self-isolate unless completely necessary), I have found so much more time to dedicate to home-cooking and creating new recipes – which I absolutely love and never seem to find the time for during normal working weeks.
A dish that I find particularly easy to create, that gives me the option of incorporating it into numerous different meals, is guacamole.
I either pair this with toasted pitta and eat it as if I were eating hummus, the classic nacho style, in fajitas and wraps, sandwiches, or eaten with different raw veggies such as carrots for an healthy, afternoon snack, and it is super simple (and Vegetarian).
You will need (for 2 portions):
- 1 Large Avocado
- Half a lemon
- 3 cloves of garlic (add more if you wish, I normally add 4)
- 1 Tablespoon of Low-Fat greek yogurt (you can use Soya yoghurt here if you are Vegan, I have tried both and they both taste great)
- 1 Teaspoon of cumin
- 2 Teaspoons of Hot Chilli Powder (again you can add more or less depending on how much spice you like)
- Mash an avocado into a bowl (I use a blender for this part, as I find it gives a much smoother finish however if you prefer your guac slightly more rustic, do this with a fork).
- Add the tablespoon of low fat greek yoghurt and stir until fully incorporated
- Add in the three pre-chopped garlic cloves and stir
- Squeeze half a lemon into the mixture
- Finally, add both the hot chilli powder and the cumin
Based on the ingredients I used from the supermarkets I chose (all ingredients from Aldi), this guacamole is 143 calories per person (2 portions for this recipe), which makes this such a healthy and simple snack.
Total Calories: 286 Calories (for 2x portions)
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