Looking for a healthy, filling snack or main dish for your lunch? This is it. This dip is similar to guacamole, but it’s a little bit fresher — you can really taste the avocado and lime.
The best part? I’ve made this recipe much healthier than the usual chips-n’-guacamole snack. Instead of relying on unhealthy, fried corn chips, I’ve replaced the chips with lettuce spears. This substitute saves hundreds of calories, plus loads of fat and salt.
I recommend eating this the same day it’s made (otherwise, the avocados brown). It lasts for up to 24 hours. Split this “guacamole” 4 ways with your coworkers or family and you’ll have a healthy, delicious snack. Or split it 2 ways with your partner or friend as part of a light lunch.
4 snack-sized servings
1 avocado, mashed coarsly with a fork
1 T. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 t. red onion, finely diced
1 T. lime juice (the juice from 1 lime normally is sufficient)
Pinch of sea salt (or kosher salt), to taste
1 head of baby romaine lettuce, leaves separated and washed (can substitute endive leaves)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl using a fork – except for the lettuce leaves. Serve in a bowl and use the lettuce leaves to scoop up the “guacamole.”