Avocados are high in fiber, which helps your digestive health. They’re probably most well-known for their healthy fats, the mono-unsaturated fats which our bodies need. They also are rich in potassium, because potassium is not only found in bananas. They have folate, iron, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), thiamin, vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin K. So avocados have so many wonderful properties that make them just that much better. Because they’re rich in B vitamins, avocados are an especially great choice for vegans!
If you also want to make your own tortilla chips, all you need is some tortillas, some cooking spray, and your seasoning of choice. They’re really that simple! They cook in about 10 minutes, but can burn quickly if you don’t keep a close eye on them.
Because we love avocado just as much as you do, we have tons of avocado recipes! You can find all of them here, or choose one of these favorites:
- Avocado Mash with Carrot Noodles
- Low FODMAP Salmon Avocado Lettuce Wraps
- Sweet Potato Nachos
- Refried Bean and Avocado Quesadilla
Guacamole and Homemade Tortilla Chips
- 3 ripe avocado peeled and pitted
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 jalapeno seeded, and finely diced
- 1/4 onion red, finely diced
- 1 handful cilantro finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- tortilla corn or flour (be sure these don't contain lard)
- cooking spray
- In a medium bowl, mash avocado with the back of a fork until desired consistency is reached.
- Gently mix in lime juice, jalapeno, red onion, and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips. If serving at a later time, transfer to a container and lay plastic wrap over guacamole, and gently press down to remove any air (as air will cause avocado to turn brown).
Homemade Tortilla Chips
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray.
- Stack tortillas and cut into 6 equal slices. Lay tortilla pieces on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned and crisp. Watch closely, as they can burn quickly!
Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.
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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.