Guacamole is a staple of the TB12 diet – and a personal favorite of Tom’s! A daily intake of avocado provides a nice boost of unsaturated fats and can raise your body’s level of good cholesterol. In addition to their delicious flavor, avocados also contain fiber, potassium, and B, C, and E vitamins.
We’re excited to share with you all the recipe that Tom turns to any time he’s looking for a healthy, flavorful snack. It’s a classic recipe from the TB12 Method Book and is the perfect addition to your game day spread, your nutritious taco dinner, your morning toast, or anywhere else you love to add guacamole. Let’s go!
1 ripe Haas Avocado
¼ cup diced white onion, rinsed and strained
½ green jalapeño, seeded and finely diced, optional
Zest of 1 lemon or lime + 1 Tablespoon fresh juice
12 fresh basil leaves, rolled and sliced into thin ribbons
1 clove of garlic, finely grated or minced
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt (you can add more to taste at the end)
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
Place the onion, garlic, salt, spices, juice, and chilies in a bowl. Zest citrus into mix, and mix well.
Run your knife around each avocado lengthwise, carefully cutting down to the pit. Twist the avocado in half and remove the pit. With the cut side up, slice the avocado into cubes.
With a spoon scoop the cubes of 1/2 the avocado into the bowl, mash with a fork until smooth, add the cubes of the second avocado and the basil and fold into mix, mashing slightly but leaving big chunks mostly intact.
Adjust salt and jalapeno to taste and serve immediately. Skip the chips and serve with veggie sticks or Sweet Potato Toast instead!