Recipe: Avocado dip

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Recipe: Avocado dip

Dietitian's tip: Avocado, also known as the alligator pear, is high in monounsaturated fat and a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that may protect vision. This mixture is a great dressing for mixed green salads and is a good topping for fish or chicken.

Serves: 6

Ingredients

1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
2 teaspoons chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, onion, hot sauce and avocado. Mix to blend the ingredients evenly. Serve with baked tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: 1/4 cup
Calories:65Cholesterol:0 mg
Protein:2 gSodium:27 mg
Carbohydrate:4 gFiber:2 g
Total fat:5 gPotassium:172 mg
Saturated fat:1 gCalcium:31 mg
Monounsaturated fat:3 g
Last Updated: 2007-05-01
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