Guacamole

guacimole dip

Guacamole dip

Guacamole (Spanish: [wakaˈmole]; or [ɡwakaˈmole] ; can informally be referred to as “guac” in North America) is an avocado-based dip or salad first created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has also become part of American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.

Hi friends! Here is the recipe of an all time favorite dip you will relish with mashed avocado mixed with chopped onion, tomatoes, chili, black pepper, and minced garlic .

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded
  • 1 level tsp salt
  • 1 lime, juice / 2 tbsp juice
  • 1 small onion, / 1/2 cup very finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 medium size tomato, seeded and diced finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander /cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed

Method:

Step 1.

Cut the avocado in half , remove the pit and scoop the pulp with a spoon from their shells in a mixing bowl. Mash the pulp well with a fork.

Step 2.

Add to the scooped avocado pulp, lime juice , salt, pepper powder, mix well. Fold in the onions, seeded and finely chopped green chilies and, tomatoes, cilantro, and minced garlic.

Step 3.

Serve with fresh tortilla chips, unsalted rice cakes or multi grain biscuits.

Health Benefits of Avocado:

Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. Here are 12 health benefits of avocado, that are supported by scientific research.

1. Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious.What we refer to as “avocado” is the fruit of the avocado tree, called Persea americana .This fruit is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to all sorts of dishes due to its good flavor and rich texture. It is the main ingredient in guacamole.

2. They Contain More Potassium Than Bananas.potassium is a nutrient that most people aren’t getting enough of .This nutrient helps maintain electrical gradients in the body’s cells and serves various important functions.

3. Avocado is Loaded With Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids

4. Avocados Are Loaded With Fiber.Fiber is another nutrient found in relatively large amounts in avocado.

5. Eating Avocados Can Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

6. People Who Eat Avocados Tend to be Healthier.The Fat in Them Can Help You Absorb Nutrients From Plant Foods When it comes to nutrients, the total amount of them is not the only thing that matters.

7. Avocados Are Loaded With Powerful Antioxidants That Can Protect The Eyes Not only do avocados increase antioxidant absorption from other foods, they are also high in antioxidants themselves.

8. Avocado May Help Prevent Cancer. There is limited evidence that avocado may be beneficial in preventing cancer.

9. Avocado Extract May Help Relieve Symptoms of Arthritis.

10. Eating Avocado May Help You Lose Weight.

11. Avocado is Delicious and Easy to Incorporate in The Diet. Not only are avocados healthy, they’re also incredibly delicious and go with all sorts of foods.

Ref. https://authoritynutrition.com/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado/

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Olive oil dip

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A dip can be prepared with sour cream, hung curd, olive oil, softened cheese, and/or mayonnaise with herbs and spices added.A dip or dipping sauce is a common condiment for many types of food. Dips are used to add flavor or texture to a food, such as pita bread, dumplings, crackers, cut-up raw vegetables, seafood, cubed pieces of meat and cheese, potato chips, tortilla chips, and falafel. Unlike other sauces, instead of applying the sauce to the food, the food is typically put, dipped, or added into the dipping sauce (hence the name). Dips are commonly used for finger foods, appetizers, and other easily held foods. Thick dips based on sour cream, crème fraiche, milk, yogurt, mayonnaise, soft cheese, or beans are a staple of American hors d’oeuvres and are thinner than spreads which can be thinned to make dips. Dip is a very widespread food, and various forms of dip are eaten all over the world. People have been using sauces for dipping for thousands of years.

Hi friends! Dip:A mixture of ingredients that complements other foods such as raw vegetables, chips, or toast, which are dipped into it. Enjoy this yummy dip on toasted bread fingers.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons oil extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar ( I used apple cider)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 sp sugar
  • 1/2 sp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper , freshly -ground
  • 9 cloves of garlic, minced

Method:

Step 1.

In a bowl take olive oil, vinegar, salt, sugar , oregano and pepper whisk all ingredients together in a in a small bowl.

Step 2.

When the mixture starts thickening add minced garlic and whisk some more.

Step 3.

Let the mixture stand for five minutes to rehydrate dried herbs and blend flavors. Mix again and use the delicious dip on toasted bread fingers( toast a brown bread slice in a sandwich toaster, cut into fingers). spread the dip on the fingers or dip the fingers and eat.

Health Benefits of Olive Oil & Bread

Eating fresh whole grain bread dipping in extra virgin olive oil as a side dish with dinner or as a light healthy snack or appetizer can provide health benefits such as:

  • A Healthy Cardiovascular System
  • Reduction in Strokes, Heart Attacks, and High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
  • Natural Inflammation Relief
  • Younger Youthful Skin, Nails and Hair
  • A Stronger Healthy Immune System
  • Natural Prevention Against Certain Types of Cancers such as Digestive, Respiratory, Brain and Reproductive Kinds
  • Keeps the Mind Healthy and Strong by Enhancing Memory and Reducing Oxidative Stress

Ref.http://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/bread-dipped-extra-virgin-olive-provides-outstanding-health-benefits/

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  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
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Curd/yogurt Dip

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Curd- garlic dip

Hi friends! Making this creamy, subtly garlicky hung yogurt/curd, garlic dip is  easy. It can also be used as a sandwich spread or as a creamy stuffing for pita bread.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Level: Easy

Course: Snack

Dips or dipping sauce are used as accompaniments to add flavor to a food, such as pita bread, crackers, cut-up raw cucumber, carrots, seafood, meat and cheese, potato fingers, tortilla chips etc. The food is dipped, and eaten. basded on hung curd Dips are commonly used for finger foods, appetizers, and other easily held foods. Thick dips  /yogurt, are very delicious and popular. Dip is a very widespread food, and is eaten in various forms all over the world.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp Hung curd
  • 6 cloves Garlic, crushed well
  • 1 tsp Mustard paste
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar

Method:

Step 1.

Mince the garlic cloves using a mortar and pestle. Keep it aside.

Step 2.

Take a mixing bowl, put the hung curd in a bowl and whisk till it becomes really smooth.

Step 3.

Add the vinegar, crushed garlic, salt, mustard paste, sugar and black pepper powder. Whisk again to mix it well.

Step 4.

Serve with carrot, cucumber sticks, bread and other crisps.

Note: You can make different dips out of this basic dip recipe by adding – finely cut green bell pepper, finely chopped up gherkins and olives, finely chopped mint etc.

How to Make Hung Curd:

When whey water gets completely drained from the curd , hung curd is ready. Hung curd is used in many Indian and Middle Eastern dishes and is a great source of calcium.

Steps-

  • Tie fresh curd tightly in muslin or cheesecloth.
  • Hang the tied ball for draining water / liquids out. Draining over a sink or bowl is best.
  • Wait at least six hours to ensure full draining.
  • Take down the bundle.
  • We can use a weight on the drained curds to press even more moisture out.
  • The HUNG curd can be refrigerated to last a long time without souring.

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