This recipe for zesty lemon and herb guacamole is perfect as a healthy snack with vegetable sticks or tortilla chips. Full of lemon juice and zest, fresh coriander and spring onions, it’s a great way to eat healthily!
Well, after all the chocolate during Easter and my children's birthdays, things have been a bit quiet bloggingwise over the last few weeks. I've eaten far more cake and chocolate than is sensible. So, now is the time for me to make a healthy new start.
One of the ways I plan to do this is by making healthy snacks to take the place of all that cake I've been eating! This yummy lemon and herb guacamole is one of those healthy recipes. I realise I should have served it with vegetables sticks to be truly healthy but who can resist guacamole and tortilla chips! It also gave me a chance to use the beautiful Ooma Bowl that I've just received from UncommonGoods.
The ooma bowl is perfect for dips as it has two sides. I served tortilla chips in one side and guacamole in the other side. It would be just as good for houmous and all sorts of other dips. It rests on your legs quite easily and although I ate some of my guacamole outside on the decking, it would be equally good to curl up with on the sofa while watching a film. It's so much easier to have everything in one bowl, don't you think?
I plan to eat more vegetables and fruit over the next month. I am even tempted to challenge myself to eat 10 potions of fruit and vegetables a day for a week. Well, that's only an idea at the moment. In the meantime, another way of consuming more fruit is in juices and smoothies, which I'm also hoping to make more often.
I've made a lovely watermelon and orange juice which I find really refreshing and the children love too. It's simply a mixture of freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh watermelon. This time I chose to experiment with my Watermelon Keg Tapping Kit, also from UncommonGoods. It's a really simple device that allows you to attach a tap to the side of a watermelon and serve drinks inside. I'm sure it would make a great present for someone!
I know it would be fantastic at a party for adults with a little (or possibly a lot of) vodka added but as I'm trying to get my children to be healthier too, I kept it alcohol-free this time! Letting the children serve themselves from the watermelon keg is a great way of getting them interested in drinking fresh fruit juice too. Mine have an annoying habit of happily drinking juice from a carton but rejecting my own freshly made efforts!
If you do get one of these watermelon tapping kits, make sure you pass the juice through a sieve to get rid of any pulp before serving. Otherwise it can block up the tap. I discovered that the hard way!
More about uncommon goods
Uncommon Goods is an ethical independent retailer based in Brooklyn in the US. However they do ship around the world. They provide a marketplace for artists and designers to sell beautifully crafted goods made in harmony with the environment. Around 50% of their products are handmade and around a third incorporate recycled or upcycled materials. I found loads of things on their site that I would like and I do think they have some great birthday present ideas.
As well as the ooma bowl and the watermelon tapping kit, I was also tempted by these fun Mr Food Face Plates as I think they'd be a great way to encourage fussy eaters to try new foods.
My recipe for lemon and herb guacamole
If you're also trying to eat healthily this spring then do have a look at my zingy lemon and herb guacamole recipe below. As well as being great with dips it's also lovely with my homemade chicken fajitas!
By the way, if you are not looking for a lemon guacamole then I do have a classic guacamole with lime too!
More easy dip recipes
I love making dip recipes like this guacamole and this baba ghanoush and have quite few more that you might like too:
Zesty Lemon and Herb Guacamole
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 lemon
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 spring onion finely sliced
- 15 g small handful of coriander cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
- Pinch Salt optional
- Remove the avocado skins and stones.
- Grate the zest of the lemon onto the avocado. Squeeze the juice from one half of the lemon over the avocado. Mash well with a fork.
- Add the garlic, spring onion and coriander and stir in.
- Season and squeeze over a little extra lemon juice to taste.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I received free samples of the products mentioned. However, all opinions are my own.