This week at Aspen Market Place, avocados are 3 for $4. You do not want to miss out on a sale of this incredible super food! Here are some of the amazing things avocados have to offer!
Avocados are a heart-healthy option, packed with folate, vitamins E, C and B6, potassium and soluble fiber. They also contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, other wise known as 'good fat.' These types of fats can improve blood cholesterol levels, decrease your risk of heart disease, and may help with keeping blood sugars in check.
Try adding avocado to:
- Use it as a spread instead of mustard or mayo because the rich, buttery taste of an avocado goes with everything.
Have trouble cutting a avocado? You are not alone, check out how to cut into an avocado without the mess here.
Check out this perfect guacamole recipe we found on foodnetwork.com that is a perfectly yummy and heart-healthy dip/spread to add to any meal!
3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.