Thursday, October 7, 2010

Vegan Guacamole with Tofu

If you live in the southwestern U.S. like we do, you can't live life without Guacamole. Here is a simple version that will spike your protein intake without giving up taste.

These days the poor avocado has taken a beating for it's high fat content. But let's not forget that we need our essential oils daily and there is no better excuse to get it then GUACAMOLE!

1/3 lb tofu
1 avocado
1/4 cup or less chopped onions (or green onions with greens)
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt or two fresh garlic cloves
lime juice (about 1 half lime)
1 tomato, chopped
salt to taste

Peel and remove seed from avocado. Place in mixing bowl and smash with fork until it is a paste.
Add 1/3 lb of tofu to mixing bowl and smash tofu with a fork until it is mixed with avocado.
Mix it until the mixture is one color.

Add chopped onions, garlic, lime juice, salt to taste, and one chopped tomato.

Of course this is most often enjoyed with corn chips around these parts but could also be placed on bread with lettuce or alfalfa sprouts.

The tofu gives the guacamole a creamier taste, more than doubles the amount of guacamole made, and adds 16 grams protein.

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