Healthy & Nutritious Home-Made Guacamole Recipe

Healthy & Nutritious Home-Made Guacamole Recipe

I’m always on the look out for new recipes I can make from scratch. I love knowing that I’m providing a healthy and nutritious meal for all of the family and cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients means I know exactly what’s going into our bodies. One of our favourite family meals is chilli con carne. We love this cooked in the slow cooker and served with rice, sour cream, guacamole and nachos. It’s our idea of food heaven! I’ve always bought ready-made guacamole, and always felt a little guilty that it wasn’t the best choice, so when I saw this recipe using fresh and simple ingredients, I couldn’t resist giving it a try.

Cooking with a Food Processor

By far the quickest and easiest way to make guacamole is in a food processor. Until today, I was a complete novice with a food processor, I’d never used one and didn’t have a clue where to start! I’d borrowed a really fancy, complicated looking food processor from a friend as it’s something I’ve always wanted to experiment with. This is similar to the food processor I used, it’s a really high spec one, but there are loads of different options available to suit most budgets.

Food Processor

It took me a while to figure out how to use this, but a few google searches later I was all set.

Mexican Guacamole

As my first meal, I wanted to make something simple yet delicious. I browsed some food processor recipes and this guacamole recipe jumped out at me. It’s so simple and full of healthy, nutritious ingredients.

Mexican Guacamole

It’s jam packed full of fresh produce.

Mexican Guacamole

Tasty, ripe avocado.

Mexican Guacamole

Olive oil, lime juice, red onion, tomato, green chilli & crushed garlic.

Mexican Guacamole

Blitzed on the pulse setting in the food processor.

I let this chill in the fridge for a while before serving it up with nachos as a side dish for our chilli con carne. It went down a treat! All five of us loved it, even my super-fussy 8 year-old.

Mexican Guacamole

The guacamole tastes light and fresh. I also added a sprinkling of coriander to garnish. The recipe makes a good portion size so there’s plenty left over for us to snack on with breadsticks and salad sticks tomorrow. It will make the perfect after school snack. I’m really keen to try out more food processor recipes, there is something really satisfying about preparing food from scratch with fresh ingredients.

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Healthy & Nutritious Home-Made Guacamole Recipe

 

 

18 Comments

  1. November 23, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I love making homemade guacamole. it is so tasty and really healthy. You have reminded me to make some, your looks tasty 🙂

  2. November 23, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I had no idea what went into guacamole or that it was so healthy!

  3. November 23, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    This looks very tasty and I will be giving this a go

  4. November 24, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I adore guacamole so love the look of this – great recipe and it’s got me wanting nachos and guacamole now!

  5. November 24, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Looks yummy and really healthy too! I love guacamole with nachos too!

  6. November 24, 2017 / 9:26 am

    That looks delicious. I must confess I’m scared of most of my kitchen equipment so it stands unloved but that looks so quick to whip up.

  7. November 24, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    One of our favourite meals is chilli too, perfect for this time of year too. I have never tried to make guacamole before, it sounds really healthy yet tasty x

  8. November 24, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    I love avocados, especially as guacamole although I’ve never been brave enough to try making it myself yet.

  9. November 25, 2017 / 6:45 am

    There is more in it than I thought. Looks delicious though

  10. November 25, 2017 / 11:23 am

    I like homemade guacamole, always better in taste. That food processor looks nice.

  11. November 26, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I never been try this before and it really looks an awesome recipe, I would love to try this

  12. November 26, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Oh this looks delicious! And so healthy! Yum Yum!

  13. November 27, 2017 / 2:37 am

    Definitely pinning this for my next assignment. I miss this and I want to make it on my own. So excited that I finally see a recipe.

  14. December 1, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Ooh yummy this looks so tasty! I love making my own guac but mines usually chunky, I’ll give this smoother version a go for sure! xxx

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