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Recipe: Avocado dipBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00362
Dietitian's tip: Avocado, also known as the alligator pear, is high in monounsaturated fat and a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that may protect vision. This mixture is a great dressing for mixed green salads and is a good topping for fish or chicken.
- 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
- 2 teaspoons chopped onion
- 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
In a small bowl, combine sour cream, onion, hot sauce and avocado. Mix to blend the ingredients evenly. Serve with baked tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.
Nutritional analysis per serving
|Serving size: 1/4 cup|
|Total fat||5 g||Total carbohydrate||8 g|
|Saturated fat||1 g||Dietary fiber||2 g|
|Trans fat||0 g||Sugars||0 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||3 g||Protein||2 g|
|Fats and oils||1|