Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tropical Guacamole

2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and the pulp thoroughly mashed
1 teaspoon coarsely chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons orange or pineapple juice                                                           
¼ teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
salt to taste

1. In a large bowl, mash the avocado
2. Stir in cilantro, juices, cumin and salt
3. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving, placing one of the avocado pits into the bowl to help
keep the guacamole from browning.

Why You Should Include Avocados In Your Children’s Diet
Avocados are on of nature’s most delicious, nutrient-packed superfoods. They contain important vitamins, which are essential to the growth and support of young bodies: vitamin A, C, D, E, K and the B complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folate). They’re also bursting with potassium to help with muscle growth, lutein to maintain eye and skin health, glutathione to support cognitive ability and magnesium for brain and body function and omegas for concentration. Guacomole is the ultimate way to enjoy avocados. For something different, blend a few slices in your morning smoothie or use as an easy sandwich spread. 


  1. This looks amazing. My kids love guacomole.

  2. Always happy to hear about great snack options for students. Thanks for sharing

  3. I love this recipe! Its easy to make and tastes amazing. I make it when I get home from classes.
    Thanks Dawn!

  4. Guacamole is the only way I can get Aubrey to eat avocados. She can't wait to try the orange juice & pineapple juice versions. Thanks for the great ideas Dawn.