Have You Had Your Guacamole Today?

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When one thinks of authentic Mexican restaurants in Massachusetts, several different elements that come to mind.  From the inviting atmosphere that transports you into the heart of the culture to savory meals utilizing different ingredients, an authentic experience is truly like no other.

Similarly, when it comes to Mexican food, various dishes automatically pop into the minds of people. For instance, margaritas, tacos, salsa, chips, and guacamole. They’re staples, right?  While many people associate authentic Mexican food with splurging, there are several health benefits – especially when it comes to homemade guac.




The avocado

As you know, the primary ingredient in guacamole is the avocado. It is here where you’ll discover a myriad of benefits that you don’t have to worry about splurging over! Often referred to as a superfood the avocado contains a whopping 15 grams of healthy fat and 2 grams of protein.  High in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, you really should turn to the avocado more often than not! Here’s a look at a few more things you can expect when indulging in guacamole:


  • Loads of monounsaturated fat

Sure, you hear (or read) the word fat and assume it’s something to avoid.  Wrong. Monounsaturated fats are plant-based and essential. Not only does this type of fat boost brain function, but it can also help to lower your risk of heart disease.



  • Lots of antioxidants

Chances are, you’ve come across the term antioxidants by now. How much, or how little, you know about them is another story.  However, we’ll keep it simple by saying antioxidants are your body’s best friend. These substances can prevent or slow damage to the cells in your body caused by free radicals produced from environmental factors.



  • Improved cholesterol profile

For many people, maintaining ideal cholesterol levels can be a challenge. Whether it’s lowering bad cholesterol while increasing the good, the balance takes dedication. However, studies have found that a low-fat, vegetarian diet that includes avocados can significantly improve your cholesterol levels.



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But what about that guacamole?

Now that we’ve convinced you to eat your avocados with just a few of the many beneficial reasons, you may be wondering about mixing the fruit with other ingredients. As with anything, how you choose to make your dish and what you choose to eat it with determine the “healthy factor.”

Luckily, homemade guacamole is easily managed and delicious without loads of unhealthy additions. Follow the recipe below for a quick, easy at-home guacamole fix.


  • 1 avocado pureed or mashed, your choice
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice – don’t omit this step as it helps to maintain the green coloring.
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon of high-quality EVOO
  • Salt to taste


Begin by removing the pulp of your avocado and gently mash it with a fork.  Stir in the rest of the ingredients and let it sit for a least an hour in the fridge. That’s it! You’re done!


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Next time you’re looking at authentic Mexican restaurants in Massachusetts, be sure to stop by La Santa Tacos & Tequila. With fresh tableside, made to order guacamole, you can have confidence that you’re eating only the best ingredients!

Visit us today at 386 Middlesex Road in Tyngsboro, MA! Located near the Pheasant Lane Mall, we’re the perfect stop for any occasion.


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