Saturday, March 18, 2006

Lower Calorie Avocado Dip

A lot of us, when dieting or when changing our lifestyle habits, cut out too much fat, and end up eating a really high ratio of carbohydrates and proteins to fats. I'm totally guilty of this, so here's a good, easy way I get in some healthy fats without going overboard.

Lower Calorie Avocado Dip
2 Haas Avocados, about 272 grams when removed from skin (435.2 calories)
juice of 1 lemon, about 1/4 cup (12 calories)
2 TB rough chopped parsley (1 calorie)
1 clove garlic (4 calories)
20 drops tabasco (0 calories)

Remove avocado flesh from skin, cut into chunks with fork, mashing about half of the avocado. Add the rest of the ingredients, making sure not to over-mash the avocado, unless you like your avocado smooth.

Makes 4 servings, 113 calories per serving.

I serve this with 1 serving of baked corn chips, for a total of 253 calories.

Don't get me wrong, I love my guacamole, with loads of tomatoes and onion and sour cream and cheese, but I was trying to come up with something that was full of healthy fats and not heavy enough in calories to be counted as a meal.


Lexi said...

What's Haas avocadoes? and are they better than normal ones?
I love avocado but my boyfriend hates them so I haven't had guacamole for ages, sowhen my brithday is coming up in about 3 weeks, I'm making all the things I want and that's that hehe

Erin Eats said...

Haas Avocados are the ones with bumpy skin, and I think they're from California. That's what I used, but you can use whatever you have.

Sooo, what other things are you going to make for your birthday?? I'm curious :D

Marianne said...

Erin, I made an Avocado-Tomatillo dip a couple of weeks back that was pretty light, too, and very delicious. I love avocados so, so much.

Also, I made my version of your creamy curry tonight, it was great! I ended up using curry powder AND paste, and it was fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!

vanessa said...

avocaods in anything i will eat. this sounds really yummy.

TassieTreats said...

Thanks to Cyclone Larry in Queensland most of the Advacodo crop has been whiped out ... it's a sad sad day for me, advacodos are such a great snack food and so easy to prep.
Usually I just scoop out the flesh add a little salt and a wee bit of lemon and mash it up with the back ot a fork and eat it on water crackers or bread.

The Bannana crop has been decimated too. The day that Larry hit the price of Bannanas went up a $1.50 per killo.