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Clever Avocado

The simple avocado is receiving lots of attention from researchers examining inflammatory health problems such as arthritis. Packed full of anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants and monounsaturated fats, Omega 3, carotenoids and an array of other nutrients, it also ticks the box for promoting a healthy cardiovascular system.
Healthy, quick, simple to prepare and delicious! Try this recipe of Mexican origin – guacamole. Making your own gives this dish a new dimension much superior to the supermarket’s version.

2 avocados
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tomatoes (2 golf ball sized)
2 mild chillies chopped (sweet bell or cherry peppers are mild)
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
1 onion finely chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
10 ml (2 teaspoons) water
Salt and pepper to season to taste
Equipment: Pestle and mortar or wand blender.
Number guide: Allow 1/2 an avocado per person and adjust the other ingredients accordingly.
Method: Use a pestle and mortar if you have one and make a paste from the tomatoes, chillies, coriander, onion and lime juice. Add a little salt and the water. Mash in the avocados. Choose how smooth or chunky you prefer the consistency to be. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with tacos, savoury biscuits, bread sticks and/or a selection of prepared raw vegetables such as carrots, cucumber and celery.

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