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I do not know about any individual else, but I’ll be satisfied to never ever see a different Easter egg (and certainly satisfied for my youngsters not to!) for at least a different 12 months. By Easter Sunday I commonly can not bear to see any a lot more recipes for scrumptious chocolate fudge cakes, and I commence craving anchovies on buttery garlic bread. This year, Easter Sunday also fell on my son’s 7th birthday, so we had the double-whammy of ice-cream cake also!

Anyway, this guacamole does not have any anchovies (while I may give that a attempt sometime…), but it is a very good ‘re-set’ dip to hold in the fridge for meals and snacks, with lots of veggies, very good fats, and prebiotic fibre.

We hear all about probiotics in overall health and wellness land, the very good bacteria for our gut, which are identified in yoghurt, kefir and other fermented items – and the meals business has jumped all more than the marketing and advertising possibilities. But we seldom hear about prebiotics. In his book ‘The Clever Guts Diet’, Dr Michael Mosley discusses the value of prebiotic fibre. This is plant fibre the physique can’t digest, but which acts like ‘fertiliser for the gut’, laying the foundations so that the very good bacteria can thrive.

Possibly gut fertiliser just is not as attractive to sell. 😉

Prebiotic fibre is identified in garlic and onions (particularly raw), leek, endives, dandelion greens, jerusalem artichokes (ugh), asparagus, and unripe bananas. Resistant starch, barley, oats, flaxseeds, apples and seaweed are also very good sources. If you are interested in acquiring out a lot more, I advise obtaining a study of Dr Mosley’s book, which incorporates gut-friendly recipes.

I’ve been seeking at incorporating a lot more prebiotic fibre into my diet but can not stand raw onion. I’ll choose it out of salads and burgers if it is not cooked. But I have my buddy Jacki to thank for this nifty trick to marinate the the onion in lime juice and salt, which removes the awful onion-y burn. Thanks for the tip Jacki! Now I will usually marinate red onion and hold it in the fridge for a week, utilizing it as a condiment and adding it to dishes anytime I want.

Prebiotic Guacamole

Please note this recipe makes use of marinated red onion and garlic, which will need to have to be ready at least 3 hours ahead of time.

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp greek yoghurt
  • three tsp marinated red onion / garlic (see beneath)
  • 1 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • four cherry tomatoes or 1/two tomato, diced
  • 1/eight tsp smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1/two a lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tabasco or chilli flakes, to taste
  1. Mash the avocado and yoghurt in a bowl, till smooth.
  2. Add the remaining components and stir to combine.

Make it vegan / dairy cost-free: Omit the yoghurt.

Marinated onion: Finely dice 1 red onion and mince 1 clove of garlic. Add the juice of two limes and 1 tsp salt, and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours – the longer you leave it the a lot more mellow it becomes! Retain any additional in the fridge in a tightly covered bowl or glass jar – I use it as a condiment to meals, in salads, or as a toast topper (with smashed avo!).

Prebiotic Guacamole