Avocado is one of my favorite foods. And guacamole is a staple in my diet.
I’m sure you are aware about the superfood status of avocados…And if you need proof, just look at their nutritional stats:
• Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
• Folate: 20% of the RDA.
• Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
• Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
• Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
• Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
• Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
Today’s recipe is a supercharged, superfood guacamole that’s loaded with extra good-for-you ingredients. It’s the perfect summer side dish!
Watercress, rich in a long list of vitamins likes A, C, and K, pumps up the nutrition in your standard guacamole and supports your detoxification pathways.
Dipping in with veggies, instead of corn chips, keeps the calories in check and gives you a little more hydration and lots more nutrition.
Pomegranate a symbol of hope and abundance in many cultures, are also greatly anti-inflammatory and good for your heart.
- 2 Hass avocados
- 1 cup watercress, chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced onions
- 1 lime, juiced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pomegranate arils
- 1 red pepper, thinly sliced, seeded
Place the avocado, watercress, cilantro, jalapeno, onions, lime juice, and salt. Mash the avocado with the back of a wooden spoon. Top with the pomegranate arils and serve immediately with the peppers.
Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3/4 cup): 168 calories, 2 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 8 g sugars, 10 g fat (1 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g fiber, 162 mg sodium.