Friday, August 12, 2011


Avocados have a bad reputation for being fattening. While it is true that avocados do contain some fat it is the good kind of fat full of things that your body can use like Potassium, Vitamin E and Vitamin C among other things. So enjoy them!  But just in case you are still paranoid here is a guacamole recipe that uses less avocado than a traditional recipe without skimping on flavor...

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 Persian cucumbers (aka mini seedless cucumbers)
  • 1 yellow or orange pepper
  • 1/2 fuji or gala apple
  • 2 - 3 stalks of fresh cilantro finely chopped (approximately 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped red onion (can be a little more or less depending on your taste)
  • 1/4 lemon (1 wedge)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


Skin and chop avocados and place in a large mixing bowl.

Finely chop cucumbers.  Keep the skin on.  Persian cucumbers have a thin skin that is crisp, delicious and nutritious.  I usually cut the cucumbers into 1/8ths lengthwise creating long strips and then chop.  Cut peppers and apples to be about the same size as the cucumber pieces.  Remember you are only using half the apple.  Add everything to the mixing bowl.

Very finely chop the onion and cilantro.  Add both to the mixing bowl. 

Squeeze lemon juice into the bowl and remove any lemon seeds.  Drizzle in a small amount of olive oil, about 1 teaspoon (you can always add more later if you want).  Sprinkle in some salt and pepper and mix until creamy.   

Presto!  Nutritious and delicious guacamole is ready to serve and enjoy!

Bad Joan

PS - Tastes great with Bad Joan's Ezekiel Chips!


  1. oh my gosh, that guacamole looks delicious! :D

    <3, Mimi

  2. I've never heard of putting apple in guacamole before. Sounds good!!

  3. hmmmmm, i never would have thought to put cucumbers & apples with avocados, very healthy & unique!

  4. Omg I so love avocados
    Love this blog too :)

  5. What a great idea! I do love guacamole. I really like the colours of your photos, too!