Everyone loves a tasty plate of guac and chips.  Not only is it a delicious snack, but it is packed with healthy fat and nutrients.  Avocados contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B5, B6, C, E, K, folate and potassium.

Good guacamole doesn’t take a lot of time or ingredients to make and can easily be jazzed up in a variety of different ways to create new and exciting flavors. These twists on the traditional guacamole can be eaten as dips, spread for raw veggies, mixed in salads, and as toppers to your fish and meat.

Here, are some versions that you might want to stash in your guacamole repertoire…

Guac-Kale-Mole

Roughly chop up some washed kale and toss it into your food processor with a little lime juice and olive oil.  Pulse until it is finely chopped up. Add it into your classic guacamole mixture.

Fruit Twist

Feeling a bit fruity? Add some chopped up organic granny smith apple or fresh juicy peaches into your traditional guac for a sweet and crispy twist.

Tropical Sunrise

Craving a trip to the islands?  Why not send your taste buds there by adding in some ripe pineapple and mangos into the classic version?

Italian Flare

Turn that traditional guacamole into an Italian masterpiece by replacing the tomatoes with roasted cherry tomatoes, double up on the garlic and add in some freshly chopped basil, some high-quality olive oil and a dash of oregano.

Greek Style

Dream of those beautiful blue oceans in the Greek isles while you enjoy this modification to class guacamole.  Replace the traditional tomatoes with grape tomatoes. Then add in some chopped kalamata olives, goat cheese and a dash of oregano.  

Fire House

For those of you spicy enthusiasts with numb tongues and iron guts, you will love this twist.  Add in a few extra jalapeños with the seeds, red pepper flakes, sriracha or hot sauce.

Guacamole is flavorful as it traditionally is, but why not kick this creamy healthy treat up a notch with one of these different versions.  Share some of them with friends at your next event and you will have them screaming “Holy Guacamole”.

 

Julie Paiva, CHHC

Julie Paiva, CHHC

Holistic Nutrition is Julie’s passion. She holds a degree in Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University in Elementary Education with a concentration in Math, Science and Geography and a Master’s Degree in Science from Southern Connecticut State University. This background in education and science has been a great foundation for her pursuits in the health and wellness industry over the past 14 years. Julie is available for one-on-one coaching sessions to help clients implement a healthier form of eating and living into their daily lives. Coaching sessions are based on each clients individual and unique situation. She also offers a private cooking service for clients who are inspired to eat healthy but prefer not to do it themselves. read more...