An old diet I was on allowed a quarter of an avocado without having to track points for it. That eventually changed. It was a shame because this snack was a regular one for me. I've since moved to a different diet and allow myself avocado more often again. Avocados may have fat, but they are a nutrient all-star. A little avocado does only good and no harm, in my opinion. My version of guacamole needs no added oil. There's no need for it, in my opinion.
- 1 ripe avocado, skinned, pit removed, and mashed
- 1 Tbsp chopped scallion or chives (or 1/2 clove minced garlic)
- 1/4 tsp cumin powder
- 2 tsp lime juice
- Optional: Few drops of Louisiana Hot Sauce
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- 6 slices multi-grain (or similar) crispbread (like Wawa or Ryvita brand)
- 10 medium pitted black olives (i.e. Kalamata), sliced
- 6-8 grape tomatoes, sliced (or 4-5 cherry tomatoes, sliced)
- Chili powder or paprika (hot or sweet) for sprinkling
- Make guacamole by mashing ripe avocado and stirring in scallion (or chives or garlic), cumin powder, optional Louisiana Hot sauce, lime juice, and salt/pepper to taste.
- Spread 1/6 of guacamole on each of 6 crispbread slices. Top with sliced grape/cherry tomatoes and black olives. Sprinkle each slice with either chili powder or hot (or regular) paprika, to taste. Yield: serves 6