Adrienne Gajownik


Edamame guacamole

Avocados have been on my mind lately. If you caught my tweet a few days ago, I've been thinking about growing them. Apparently you can start from the large seed that you usually discard when you cut open the fruit. I always felt bad about tossing the golfball-sized seed.

Today is the perfect day to celebrate this healthy fat, plus they are usually on sale at your local grocery store (they were at Whole Foods this morning). What's your favorite way to eat an avocado? I love avocado slices with lemon juice, sea salt and pepper. Sometimes I eat alone or mashed on a piece of toast for breakfast.

I grabbed a few avocados this morning and whipped up a big batch of guacamole at lunch. This isn't just any guacamole, but I added 3/4 cup of cooked edamame for a protein kick. The usual ingredients that give guacamole it's signature flavor—avocado, cilantro, tomato, red onion, serrano pepper, sea salt, pepper, cumin, lemon and lime juice—are still included.

Enjoy with tortilla chips or spread over lavash (or stuff a pita) with crunchy veggies like I did for a simple lunch. Yum.

How are you enjoying the holiday?