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.


  • 1 avocado
  • A small chunk of finely-chopped onion
  • Half a dozen strands of chives
  • 1 peppadew
  • A handful of pumpkin seeds
  • Handful of green coriander; dhanya.
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/4 of a lime or lemon
  • 1 very ripe tomato is optional
  • S&P

Go for it

  1. Toss the pumpkin seeds onto a hot pan until they begin to pop and smell the aroma; 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 unimportant too.

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

Avocados 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]; that's huge.

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 season and must be staked; 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.


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