This recipe is very easy, versatile, and a nutrition star. Avocados are nutrient-packed; one-fourth supplies almost 4 grams of healthy monounsaturated fat, 2.5 grams fiber, and small amounts of several vitamins. Try this as a dip with pita chips or your favorite raw veggies. It is also good as a spread on sandwiches or wraps, such as my Italian Chicken Pita.
1/2 cup (~5 ounces) mashed avocado
1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring to blend.
Yield: about 1 cup (7.75 ounces)
Serving Size: about 2 tablespoons (1 ounce)
Recipe by Michelle Baglio of Optimal Nutrition and Health (Google+). All recipes, unless otherwise noted, are created and tested in my home kitchen. Any resemblance to other recipes available in print or online is purely coincidental. The use of particular brands and/or products is sometimes noted because of their quality and the use of other products, while similar, may affect the outcome of the finished dish. Please do not reprint this recipe for distribution without my permission. To feature this recipe on your website, please link to this post as the original source.
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