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Fresh Avocado Dip (Guacamole)

Serve as a dip with low-salt bagel or pita chips, or as an accompaniment to the Salmon Black Bean Quesadillas or Shrimp Tacos with Kiwi Salsa.

 

Ingredients

2 cups chopped avocado (from 2 medium avocados)

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon lime juice

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon salt-free seasoning

6 drops hot pepper sauce

 

Directions

Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork until desired consistency. Mix in the cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, ground cumin, salt-free seasoning, and hot pepper sauce. Serve immediately.

Yield: 1 ½ cups – Serves 6

Nutrition per ¼ cup serving:

Calories: 98 kcal Sodium: 6 mg Potassium: 301 mg Magnesium: 17 mg Calcium: 9 mg Fat: 9 g (EPA 0g, DHA 0g, ALA <1g) Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Carbohydrate: 5 g Dietary fiber: 4 g Sugars: <1 g Protein: 1 g

Copyright © 2013 by Janet Brill, Ph.D.

 

Author Bio

Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN, author of Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks — Without Prescription Drugs, is a nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular disease prevention and the author of Cholesterol Down and Prevent a Second Heart Attack. She has been a nutritionist in private practice for many years.

For more information please visit http://www.drjanet.com/, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter

 

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