Need to bring an appetizer to a your next get-together? Looking for a heart healthy dip, in place of the usual cream cheese or cheese-laden suspects?
Look no further!
First, you will swap the saturated fats from the typical cream or cheese dips for the unsaturated, still creamy, heart healthy variety from avocados. Unsaturated fats can improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, whilst reducing inflammation and stabilizing heart arrhythmia.
Next, grab a pomegranate. Pomegranates are antioxidant powerhouses and their seeds are little hydrating gems full of potassium, Vitamin C, and folate to name a few. These fruits are usually in season late fall into winter winter, making this a great option for this time of year. Despite pomegranates' notoriously bad reputation for harvesting their seeds, these fruits are easy to cut up and the average sized pomegranate can yield about a cup of seeds. LEARN MORE
This twist on guacamole is sure to liven up your taste buds. So grab some plantain chips (corn chips will do too) and enjoy!
3 avocados, ripe
1/2 red onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeds removed, diced
1 lime, juiced
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c pomegranate seeds
Add all ingredients except the pomegranate seeds to a mixing bowl. Use a fork to mash the ingredients together, until well combined.
Add 1/2 cup of the pomegranate seeds and stir together.
Transfer into a serving bowl. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds and an extra sprinkle of cilantro, for that red and green pop of color.
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– Keeley Mezzancello, RD, CHWC