In case you were wondering: no, I haven’t stopped blogging. I have been very busy with work that is actually paying me money. So the little voice of reason inside my head (or perhaps it was my husband’s voice) said I should probably prioritize that over my hobby of blogging. That being said, I’m still busy, so I won’t be blogging as much. But…it’s AVOCADO season. And you know how much I love avocados! I have a very easy and simple guacamole avocado salad recipe here for you.
Avocados are a nutrient-dense food, which means they’re not just yummy—they’re also good for you. Nutrient-dense foods provide vitamins, minerals, and other substances that may have a positive effect on your health with relatively few calories. Avocado contribute nearly 20 important nutrients to your recommended daily allowances, including vitamin E, vitamin C, folate, fiber, iron, potassium, carotenoids, and many other substances.For lots more information about avocados, including other ideas on how to use more avocados in your meals, check out the website of the California Avocado Commission.
This is a great recipe to have on hand when you have too much work (like I have at the moment). A serving of the recipe below provides nearly 1/4 of the recommended dietary fiber, almost 1/3 of the recommended vitamin C, and 15% of the recommended vitamin A, while adding only 116 calories to your diet.
It’s very simple and really not even a really fixed recipe, because you should adjust the ingredients to taste. Here’s how I make it:
- 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded or chopped
- 1 onion, red or white, finely chopped
- 1 ripe avocado, diced
- juice of 1/2-1 lemon (to taste)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all the ingredients in a salad bowl and toss. It is important to have the lemon juice squeezed and ready before you cut the avocado. Add the lemon juice immediately after you cut the avocado to prevent the avocado from browning.
- Let stand for approximately 5 minutes to let the flavors meld and the lettuce soften a bit or serve immediately.
- Note: I don't think the salad needs any extra oil because the avocado contains enough "lubrication." But if you want to do so, go ahead and add a touch of extra virgin olive oil.
- Tip: For variety, switch it up by adding cubed tomato or grilled shrimp.