Ranch dip with cilantro and avocado fries for appetizer. Below, I will show you the two ways on how I cook my avocado fries. Bake avocado fries or deep – fried avocado fries, it is your choice. Nonetheless, they are both delicious!
Before I will start talking, I just want to let you know that from now on, I will be including Weight Watchers Points in my blog recipe. I thought it will help you and me to really be mindful of what we eat if I add Weight Watchers points here. I have added the points in some of the older post and I will continue to edit previous recipes. I hope it will be helpful for you too.
I want to highlight the ranch dip in this post because I like its biting taste. Since I have the low- fat ranch dressing in the fridge getting ready to expire, I decided to use it as a dipping sauce for my avocados. I mixed garlic for added extra health benefits. Garlic is great for reducing blood pressure and it also slows the development of atherosclerosis. Fort hese reasons, garlic has become famous for good health benefits.
Many people use garlic pills. I, however, eat my garlic fresh and raw. I usually add it in my cooking and today is one of them. My taste buds are well adjusted from eating garlic because when I was little, I ate it like a candy.My mom just shoved it into my mouth- just like how my grandma shoved ginger into my mouth-which was not a very fun thing to do when you are you are young.
My mom is an extreme advocate for raw garlic. She said it is great to lower cholesterol and it also fights stress and relieves fatigue. It turns out that she is right, as there are so many sites, studies and book that proved it to be true. Although I am very cynical about this, this is one of the testimony that my mom is adamant about garlic. She claimed that eating garlic raw made my dad’s cysts disappear. ‘Til now, I find it hard to believe that, but as with the other things she said, I think it may be true.
Then we have the cilantro. The smell that cilantro evokes, yum. And the nutrients that cilantro provides, they are astounding. If cilantro is eaten raw, it is packed with Vitamin C, B6, and A. It is also high in iron and manganese. It is also very low in calories – it is only 1 calorie for 1/4 cup. Should I say it again? And one of the benefits of cilantro that you and I will certainly love is that, it fights aging (please check more about cilantro here). Well, I do not what to age that much…
Finally, the avocado fries. This is the fourth time I made these fries. I made my avocado fries by baking and frying. I will share with the recipe of both. Each recipe has its distinct taste. When baked, the avocado fries have a smoky flavor from the cumin and paprika. When fried, there is a distinct flavor almost similar to calamari. Both are delicious. However, I highly recommend that you make it by baking because frying has too much calories in it. In fact, I was so surprised about the difference of calories between frying and baking these fries. The difference in calorie is outrageous. I took the time to show you these differences in calories for your awareness…
by: Shobelyn Dayrit