Guacamole with pumpkin seeds

Guacamole with pumpkin seeds is like manna to the prostate gland. It not only tastes divine but has the ingredients to keep the water-works flowing.

Some like it hot; then use some of the peppadew or chili seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • Small chunk of finely-chopped onion
  • Half dozen strands of chives
  • 1 peppadew
  • Handful of pumpkin seeds
  • Handful of green coriander; dhanya.
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/4 of a lime or lemon
  • S&P

Go for it

  1. Toss the pumpkin seeds onto a hot pan until they begin to pop and smell; a few minutes only; cool and chop.
  2. Halve the peppadew, remove the seeds and chop finely.
  3. Peel and remove the seeds from the lime; blend with the olive oil.
  4. Chop the dhanya and chives finely.
  5. Mix together and then mash all the ingredients.
Hass and Fuerte avocado.

For some reason I'm not fond of guacamole mixed with tomato, so this is an alternative to the way it is made traditionally. I never follow recipes slavishly anyway.

This guacamole with pumpkin seed tastes divine and it fits perfectly with our slogan of slow food, made fast. Enjoy it with a summer salad, or on wholemeal sourdough bread.

Terrified of the old man's lurgy, I am always on the lookout for foods that will enable me to continue to enjoy a sweet pee when old and grey; getting it up is not important too.

Enter the avocado, rich in a phytochemical called beta-sitosterol[2]; there is strong research it helps prevent benign prostatic hyperplasia and reduces both the absorption and synthesis of cholesterol by the liver [1].

Avocados are have large amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids known to protect our nerves, hearts and the prostate gland too.

They also have a large amount of fibre, helping to keep us regular.

Researchers publishing in Urology International stated that pumpkin seeds reduced the prostate symptom score by 5 points after 12 months[3].

In short guacamole with pumpkin seeds is not only a true functional food, promoting wellness and preventing disease, but also tastes divine.

Adapt this recipe using your own favourite herbs; perhaps a little roasted garlic or parsley instead of dhania, also known as cilantro.

Basket full of peppadews.

Growing peppadews is not difficult but they do have a long growing-season; they have the piquant flavour of chilis without the heat.

The branches do need to be supported; they become very heavy with the fruit and will not ripen if they fall on the ground. They are definitely our favourite pepper.

Guacamole with pumpkin seeds

Guacamole with pumpkin seeds can be rustled up in little more than ten-minutes; it's true slow food made fast.

Growing cilantro, also known as dhanya.

Newsletter

Our newsletter is entitled "create a cyan zone" at your home, preserving both yourself, the family and friends, and Mother Earth for future generations. We promise not to spam you with daily emails promoting various products. You may get an occasional nudge to buy one of my books!

Here are the back issues.

  • Mill your own flour
  • Bake your own sourdough bread
  • Microplastics from our water
  • Alternative types of water storage
  • Wear your clothes out
  • Comfort foods
  • Create a bee-friendly environment
  • Go to bed slightly hungry
  • Keep bees
  • Blue zone folk are religious
  • Reduce plastic waste
  • Family is important
  • What can go in compost?
  • Grow broad beans for longevity
  • Harvest and store sunshine
  • Blue zone exercise
  • Harvest and store your rainwater
  • Create a cyan zone at your home

Did you find this page interesting? How about forwarding it to a friend, or book and food junkie; or, better still, a Facebook or Twitter tick would help.

Address:

56 Groenekloof Rd,

Hilton, KZN

South Africa

Website:

https://www.bernard-preston.com