Right now, I wish I was eating this grapefruit guacamole in Mexico. But I’m not…I’m in the 20 degree frigid air of Manhattan.

O well.

At least I have a bowl of fresh guacamole to keep me satisfied and warm in my apartment, while I dream of watching the Oscars.  Here is a tasty lil’ recipe to serve at your Oscar Party since Avocados from Mexico are at their peak of the season right now…they’re extra creamy and perfect for this recipe (and beauty treatments, too…see below, hehe).

A fun spin on the classic guac, as you all know I’m always coming up with a fun new guacamole recipe and this time I decided to branch out and pick up a fresh ruby red grapefruit…it was staring at me this morning at the corner market and I simply couldn’t help myself.

I haven’t had a grapefruit in quite some time, but they always bring me back to my younger years as a kid growing up as my mother would serve my sister and I a half grapefruit every morning before school…it was the best. Why? Well, my fabulous mother would slice each piece so that is was easy to pop out and pop into our mouths.  So, I thought I’d try to incorporate one of my favorite childhood memories into this guacamole.

The result? Amazing. This may just have to be a staple on our table in the summer at the beach house.  What do ‘ya think?

Grapefruit Guacamole
Serves: 4
 
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Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free

Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree

Ingredients

  • 5 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 large ruby red grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime zest
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to serving bowl; serve chilled or room temperature as a dip with gluten-free crackers and crudites or a spread on sandwiches, pitas, bagels and salads.
Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 1395mg40%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 18g75%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1912IU38%
Vitamin C 52mg63%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Avocados are full of unsaturated oils which help lower our cholesterol and moisturize deep into our skin, nourishing us inside and out. So, you can prep yourself with a mini avocado beauty mask for the Oscars and enjoy this tasty Grapefruit Guacamole too.  Here are some fun beauty ways to use avocado aside from your classic guacamole.  Now that sounds like a great way to spend Sunday night, doesn’t it?

What are your Oscar plans? I enjoy watching the dresses on the Red Carpet then usually nodding off…

And I leave you today with the amazing story of Graham Kerr, a 76 year old guy who decided to rip out his front lawn and plant a kitchen garden to cook everything he had grown. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

The best part of the article I read that rang true to my heart and really stuck with me is something that I’d love to share with all of you:

“For so many years I lived in the tyranny of the urgent, with deadline after deadline,” he says. “But planting the garden allowed me to slow down and watch the miracle of life and nature unfolding.”

Knowing how fruits and vegetables grow, “I understand food properly for the first time, so I cook with greater understanding and simplicity,” he says. “Now you can’t hold me down. I finally discovered what enthusiasm for food really means.”

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19 comments

    1. That sounds amazing…what a great idea. I love sloppy joes…yum, I actually am going to try this tonight with a bit of melted cheese…thanks so much!

    1. Yumm; I’m a sucker for scooping some guac and salsa into a bowl with pico de gallo…I just love that combination and could eat that forever with eggs, salad, or any chip! Enjoy your weekend. Thank you for your comment!
      Best,
      Amie

  1. LOVE AVOCADO’s! I am vegan and I am told I eat weird things…..lol.
    I actually used the raw avocado, chop it up by hand so it is a bit chunky, than spoon it on a piece of firm tofu, sprinkle with chia and raw pumkin seeds and top it off with another slice of tofu! Voila! That is my favorite sandwich!

    1. Elanie,
      I love eating raw avocado….nice and ripe with a spoon mashed and enjoyed by itself with sea salt n’ pepper…you are not weird as avocado is delicious and very healthy! I like your idea of using it with tofu and chia seeds as well as pumpkin seeds…I’m lovin’ chia seeds ans well and the pumpkin surely would add a nice crunch too. What a beautiful sandwich; I love this idea…Thank you so much; enjoy your Sunday and keep up the yummy recipe ideas! Hope to hear from you again soon and hope you enjoy some of my vegan recipes!
      Best,
      Amie

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