You may have never thought to throw some chia seeds in your guac. But this guacamole truly packs a super healthy punch with the addition of nature’s true superfood. These ancient little wonders are packed with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. So the next time your family and friends are gathering at your house, set out some cut veggies or 100% whole-grain bread to enjoy with this tasty, festive dip.
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1 1/2 cups Roma tomatoes, diced with juice
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon jalapeno, charred, peeled, seeded and finely minced (optional)
3 avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- In a bowl, combine chia seed, diced tomato and juice. Set aside for 10 minutes, allowing the chia seed to swell.
- In another bowl, add remaining ingredients together and mix well.
- Let this mixture set for 10 minutes, then add tomato chia mixture. Serve with raw veggies.
Nutrition information (per serving)
Makes 16 servings. Serving = 1/4 cup.
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Total Fat: 4 g,
Saturated fat: .5 g
Sodium: 125 mg
Carbohydrate: 3 g
Protein: 1 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 1 g