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Guacamole – South beach way

Things have been bit busy at my end. The day begins at 6 in the morning and runs fast forward to evening 6 in no time. Then cooking, cleaning, gym, swimming takes my priority list. I have been whipping up quick fix meals with parts of the dish bought outside. So I have got this new name at home – Semi-homemades by V and my husband teases that I should host a show like Sandra Lee.
Hence here I am with less gabbling and running directly to my dish of the day. Here is a quick post on my favorite South Beach friendly dips. I love avocados and I love guacamole. This dip has fat free cottage cheese in it and I am loving this twist to the original guacamole recipe. I just followed the recipe from the SBD book and they were so creamy, spicy and refreshing. The addition of lemon zest and juice are my own contribution to the original recipe. Avocado cilantro guacamole can be eaten with vegetable dippers as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.
Ingredients
1/3 avocado
1/3 cup fat free or reduced fat cottage cheese
1 small onions- chopped
1 garlic – minced
1/4 cup cilantro – chopped
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1/2 lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
Salt to taste
Method
Mash the avocado with a masher or hand. Mix in all the ingredients and check for salt and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
They can be served with pita chips, corn chips, cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers and celery.
Tips:
1. Once I used the entire avocado, thinking of making them in large batches and store it for couple of days like my spicy hummus and plain hummus. But it didn’t work as planned. When you store them even for more than a day, the dip turns black and didn’t taste as good as it was on the first day. So my best advise would be to make them fresh and finish it right away.
2. For phase 1 dieters, stick with celery, bell peppers and cucumbers.
3. For phase 2 dieters, you can include carrots too and also any whole wheat bread.
4. For phase 3 people, you can indulge in pita chips or corn tortilla or scoops as a once in while treat.

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  1. Hey Vs, you have lots going on there. Your day begins at 6:00 am? Oh my goodness i cannot imagine me getting up that early. SBD has really healthy recipes, thanks for sharing all these. Avocado cilantro guacamole a very wise combo which would have really accentuated the taste of the dip. Loved the beautiful pics.

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