Recipe Courtesy of Healing the Vegan Way by Mark Reinfeld

What a glorious way to celebrate avocado’s perks: monounsaturated fats, protein, potassium, dietary fiber, and vitamins B6, C, and K. Its creamy goodness is enhanced by nutrient-packed garlic, onions, pepper and spices, and a little lime for sweetness. If you are not serving the guacamole immediately, you can leave the avocado pit in the dip to keep it staying greener longer.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups guacamole

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Number of servings: 5


1 1/2 cups mashed avocado (about 2 medium-size avocados)

3 tablespoons minced red onion

1 large garlic clove, pressed or minced

1/2 teaspoon seeded and diced jalapeño pepper

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon chipotle chile powder or additional chili powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1.Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.