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Squash Blossom Guacamole

Squash Blossom Guacamole
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WebMD Recipe from Foodily.com

Why not try something a little different the next time you get a yearning for guacamole? Squash blossoms have a wonderful flavor to them and unlike most recipes, these aren’t dipped in batter and fried like Tempura -- mashed with the rest of the ingredients their silky flavor adds a zing to the entire dish.

Ingredients
  • 1 pinch
    saffron threads
  • ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • squash blossoms
  • 2 tablespoons
    lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons
    lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon
    lime zest
  • 1/2 cup
    red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 dash
    sea salt
  • 1 dash
    pepper
Instructions
  1. Toast saffron threads in a frying pan.
  2. Mash in a mortar and pestle.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mash avocados with saffron and squash blossoms.
  4. Fold in remaining ingredients.
  5. Serve chilled.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
  • Calories225
  • Carbohydrates14.1 g
    • Dietary fiber9.4 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Fat19.7 g
    • Saturated fat2.9 g
  • Sodium92 mg
  • Protein3 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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