18 Sep 2009

Tofu and avocado dip

This dip is super easy to prepare and works perfectly with chopped up raw vegetables or on crackers.
You will find out for yourself that it's oishiiiiiiiiiii!!  yummy in my tummy.  Again, the textures of the tofu and the avocado make this dip sooo creamy you won't believe that it's good for you.  Also, the hint of garlic will keep you reaching out for more.

The calories in this dip come mainly from the avocado, but don't let that put you off as avocados are packed with healthy fats (monounsaturated) which speed up your metabolic rate and also contain no cholesterol.  What we should really keep in mind is the total nutritional benefit we can receive from food is much more important than the food's calorie content.
I reckon what sells this fruit to me are the advantages such as weight control (making you feel full and steers you away from bingeing on sugary treats), dietary benefits, fiber and fruit protein source, source of major antioxidants which are amazing for your skin inside and out.

By stating this, I guess I am mainly making myself aware of it's benefits and to stop believing the negative misconceptions of this fruit.

Ok, enough of the lecture and onto the yummmm....

150g soft/silken tofu (1/2 pack)
200g ripe avocado
a little fresh lemon juice
1.5 tsp granulated vegetable stock
2 tbsp low fat mayo
1 clove garlic minced
salt and pepper.

1. Wrap the tofu in kitchen paper on a sieve for 30mins to drain
2. Peel the avocado. take out the seed and put the flesh in a mixing bowl
    Add a little fresh lemon juice and mash.  Cut or break the tofu into
    bit size pieces, add the avocado and mix
3. Finally add the mayo, granulated stock, garlic, salt and pepper.

Serve immediately


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