Whoohoo – it’s almost Cinco de Mayo! The first thing that comes to mind when I think about this day is GUACAMOLE! (Margaritas being a close second, of course!)
What’s not to love about good old guac? It’s made out of the yummy super fruit a-v-o-c-a-d-o (yes, it’s a fruit – look it up!). More than how delicious they are, avocados are packed with health benefits. They are super nutritious, loaded with fibre and heart-healthy fats.
READ MORE: Interested in learning more about the benefits of these miracle fruits? Here are 12 Proven Health Benefits of Avocado by healthline.com.
Homemade guacamole made with fresh veggies, without add-ins like mayonnaise, make for the healthiest kind. And who doesn’t love a snack that not only tastes delicious but is good for you too?! It can be enjoyed in so many different ways, a traditional dip with your favourite chip, or as a topping on your sandwich or salad, the possibilities are endless.
In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, I’ve put together eight healthy ways to enjoy guac-deliciousness! Happiest Cinco de Mayo, friends!
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8 Healthy Recipes With Guacamole:
# 1 – The Best Guacamole || cookieandkate.com
Looking for a dip recipe? This yummy one from Cookie and Kate couldn’t be easier, made with only six basic ingredients.
# 2 – Guacamole Chickpea Salad With Cilantro-Avocado Dressing || alwaysorderdessert.com
A fan of chickpeas? This salad, by Always Order Dessert, is topped with a fresh cilantro and avocado dressing. Yum!
# 3 – Vegan Lentil Tacos || delishknowledge.com
Ever heard of lentil tacos? These fibre-packed vegan tacos, by Delish Knowledge, work perfectly topped with your favourite homemade guac!
# 4 – Guacamole Stuffed Sweet Potatoes || foodwithfeeling.com
I do love sweet potato! Food with Feeling pairs the highly nutritious sweet potato with the also nutritious guacamole – a super healthy, delicious recipe that couldn’t be easier to make.
# 5 – California Burger || darngoodveggies.com
Isn’t this a good-looking burger? These yummy vegetarian burgers, by Darn Good Veggies, topped with guacamole will be sure to satisfy any burger-lover – meat-eaters included!
# 6 – Smoky Mushroom Tacos || evergreenkitchen.ca
I had to include another taco recipe on this list! These vegan & gluten-free tacos by Evergreen Kitchen are loaded with fresh, delicious ingredients – like kale, portobello mushrooms, pickled onions and jalapenos, and guac of course! YummMmmy
# 7 – Spicy Miso Portobello Mushroom Burger || feastingathome.com
Here’s another awesome vegetarian burger for you! For this burger, Feasting at Home uses a grilled portobello mushroom and adds a yummy ginger sesame avocado spread. Delicious!
# 8 – Spicy Tuna Guacamole Bowls || budgetbytes.com
Last but not least, this Spicy Tuna Guac Bowl by Budget Bytes is highly customizable, using fresh flavours, creamy guacamole, and tuna.