Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

 

No reason to buy salad dressing with a million different ingredients you can’t pronounce when you can make your own.  This is an easy, delicious dressing to accompany any salad of your choice.  It would especially pare well with a Southwestern or Taco Salad.

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“World Famous” Guacamole

World Famous Guacamole

Guacamole is my favorite!  Not only is it super easy to make, but it is incredibly healthy.  Avocados are one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat!  They are virtually the only fruit with monounsaturated fats (aka, the good fats!) and they are cholesterol free.  Research show they can actually help lower cholesterol.  They are also an excellent source of potassium (more than twice the amount found in a banana!) and are packed with fiber, Vitamin E, Folic Acid and B-Vitamins.  Now I don’t have to feel guilty for eating the whole batch!

This is a recipe that I came up with a long time ago.  It’s very basic but everyone loves it!  If you are bringing this to a party, you will want to be sure to double or even triple the recipe.  It never lasts long.  Also, I should warn you!  People will be asking you to make it again and again.  So be prepared for that!

Here is a guide for picking the perfect avocados for your guacamole.  I always pop off the top to make sure it’s a good avocado before purchasing!

 

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