Avocado & Artichoke Salsa

Lovely served with some crackers, as a side with a chilli, topping a jacket or sweet potato, or as a dip for some chopped raw veg

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Low Sugar

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Vegetarian

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Vegan

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Gluten Free

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1 of your 5 a-day

Avocado & Artichoke Salsa

Servings

Approx 3-4

Ready In:

Prep time 5 minutes

No cooking required

Good For:

Lunch and snacks

About this Recipe

Lovely served with some crackers,  as a side with a chilli, topping a jacket or sweet potato, or as a dip for some chopped raw veg.

You can play around with this recipe to make it your own—if using coriander & lime then add some chilli flakes & salt and it becomes like gaucamole.  Or add a tin of chickpeas, increase the oil, & you have a hummus. 

Gram & Linseed Crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1/2 tin of artichoke hearts in water, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tsp low salt soy sauce or tamari
  • Juice of 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Optional— 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
  • Optional— 1 small crushed garlic clove
  • Seasoning to taste

Method

You will need a hand-blender or food processor to whizz up all the ingredients for this.

Blend all the ingredients, season to taste.

Serve immediately—even with the lemon juice included this dish will lose its colour fairly rapidly.

Health Benefits

Avocados are to my mind one of the best complete foods you can eat.  High in vitamins E, A & B + twice as much potassium as bananas.  Probably best known for their high healthy fat content — 2 types of fat which can help lower the bad type of cholesterol & are essential for the brain, gut & every cell in your body.

They also promote brain function through a nutrient called lecithin, & are great for those with Type 2 Diabetes / pre-diabetes as they help stabilise blood sugar levels.   And the high fat content makes them filling,  great for those trying to lose weight. 

Lemons are great for vitamin C, as well as calcium & potassium.  Lemons are antiseptic & so a common remedy for many every day ailments such as sore throats, colds, allergies & diarrhoea.

Artichoke hearts (Jerusalem artichokes) are a great source of pre-biotic fibre for the gut.  Historically the leaves & roots were used as a remedy for liver problems & jaundice.  Consumption of the hearts these days is thought to help stimulate the flow of bile from the gall bladder, which helps lower cholesterol.

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Location

Blossom Health Coaching
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