Guacamole Goes Mediterranean

By on August 16, 2013

By Holly Clegg-

Quite possibly my favorite food ever, the avocado truly is amazing. From taste to nutrition, this super food really delivers, containing over 13 essential vitamins and nutrients that are important to the body. Monounsaturated fats help lower cholesterol and Lutein lowers the risk of eye disease. Avocados also boast an important antioxidant, vitamin E, which has been shown in research to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 67%.  And don’t forget their skin-nourishing effects! Inside and out, avocados are an incredible ingredient as a moisturizing face-mask for bright glowing skin.

I can just about eat avocado on any food – a condiment on sandwiches, a topping on soups, and especially an ingredient in this crowd-pleasing appetizer, Guacamole Goes Mediterranean.  A perfect blend of avocado, feta, and a splash of basil and oregano seasoned rice vinegar meld together for this unbeatable nutrient-rich dip. You will find yourself coming back for more and more – I know I do!

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Guacamole Goes Mediterranean

As an avocado and feta addict, this dip definitely satisfied my cravings.

Makes 5 (1/4 cup) servings

  • 1 cup chopped avocado, (1-2 avocados)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon NAKANO seasoned rice vinegar (basil and oregano flavored)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

1. In bowl, gently stir together avocado, onion, and garlic. Mix in parsley and oregano.

2. Gently stir in olive oil, vinegar and feta. Refrigerate or serve.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 123 Calories from fat 72% Fat 11g Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 3mg Sodium 105mg Carbohydrate 7g Dietary Fiber 4g Sugars 1g Protein 3g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 2 fat

Holly Clegg, author of the best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series including specialized books, trim&TERRIFIC® Diabetic Cooking with the ADA and Eating Well Through Cancer, has sold 1 million copies. Holly has appeared on national shows including Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC and The 700 Club. For more information, visit or

About Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg, known as the “Queen of Quick” has become a healthy culinary expert on practical easy, healthy recipes through her best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the more health focused cookbooks, Diabetic Cooking with the ADA, Eating Well Through Cancer and Eating Well to Fight Arthritis. Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, The 700 Club, QVC, USA Today, Web MD, The Huffington Post. She has partnered with Wal-Mart and is currently working with Albertsons, Inc., Baylor Hospital in Dallas, OmniChannel Health Media and has a partnership with Our Lady of Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Her phone app, Mobile Rush Hour Recipes has over 50,000 subscribers. Visit or

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Guacamole Goes Mediterranean