Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With Some Tasty Guacamole

Sunrise Senior Living  |  May 4, 2012

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, giving us all a reason to throw a Mexican-themed get-together featuring some of our favorite dishes from the culture. Of course, a party would not be complete without guacamole for people to snack on.

You may not realize this, but there are a number of health benefits that come with avocadoes. While these fruits are high in fat, it's actually mostly unsaturated, which is good for the heart, according to WebMD. Additionally, avocadoes are a tasty source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C, making them a great addition to any senior's diet.

Sunrise of Yorba Linda features a delicious guacamole recipe that not only features heart-healthy avocadoes, but also garlic, which has been touted for preventing certain diseases.

Conchita's Guacamole
Sunrise at Yorba Linda

Serves 8-10

4 large firm-ripe Hass avocados
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and minced
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
Salt to taste
Tortilla chips for serving

Cut the avocados in half. Remove the pit and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into a medium bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients to the avocado. Mash avocados with a fork or potato masher until mixture is well combined and desired consistency is achieved.

Serve guacamole immediately with tortilla chips.