Tailgating Recipes | Goat Cheese Guacamole Dip

Tailgating food choices aren’t always the healthiest. With a few modifications, it’s easy to make a healthier and fun take on traditional guacamole.

Avocados are packed with vitamins, minerals fiber and heart healthy fat, including lutein for eye health and potassium for blood pressure control.

Soft goat cheese has fewer calories, saturated fat, and sodium than many of the most popular cheeses made from cow’s milk. It also adds calcium and helps decrease the quick oxidation/browning of the avocado. Also featured in this recipe are cumin, which has anti-aging properties, and cayenne pepper which can boost metabolism while decreasing appetite.

The high quantity of sulfuric compounds in garlic gives this bulb bacteria- and infection-fighting qualities. It also naturally boosts your immune system.

For a fun twist on flavor, you can mix things up by adding some chopped pistachios or mint to this already fun guacamole dish.

Did you give this tailgating recipe a try? Let us know your feedback on this Goat Cheese Guacamole Dip by leaving a comment below. 

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Ingredients

  • 3 haas avocados
  • 1 lime
  • 4 oz soft goat cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • ½ jalapeño pepper
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon mint chiffonnade (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios (optional)

Tailgating Recipes | Goat Cheese Guacamole Dip

Instructions
Half the avocados, remove the seed, and scoop out the fruit into a large bowl. Mash the avocados with juice from the lime along with the goat cheese, salt, cumin, and cayenne.
Dice the onion, jalapeño, and tomatoes, chop the chives and cilantro, and mince the garlic. Add them to the mixture along with salt and pepper to taste.
Add optional pistachios or mint, if desired.
Allow the guacamole to sit for one hour before serving with your favorite veggies, chips or crackers.


Nutrition Info per Serving:
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup = 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106.9
Total Fat 8.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.7 g
Cholesterol 4.3 mg
Sodium 136.4 mg
Potassium 233.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.5 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Sugars 1.3 g
Protein 2.9 g
Vitamin A 7.9 %
Vitamin B-12 0.3 %
Vitamin B-6 7.9 %
Vitamin C 17.4 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 3.1 %
Calcium 2.6 %
Copper 7.4 %
Folate 10.2 %
Iron 3.3 %
Magnesium 3.6 %
Manganese 4.2 %
Niacin 4.5 %
Pantothenic Acid 7.0 %
Phosphorus 4.9 %
Riboflavin 6.0 %
Selenium 0.7 %
Thiamin 2.8 %
Zinc 2.7 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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