Palta is an avocado spread from Chile, made by mashing up avocados until they are smooth and creamy. Palta has a buttery texture and a rich, creamy flavor that is perfect for a variety of dishes; it can be spread on bread or in sandwiches, served at breakfast with eggs, mixed into salads, or even stirred into pasta dishes.
Lemon juice is often added to prevent discoloring of the avocado spread and to bring out the flavors.
Origin & Cultural Significance
Chilean Palta is particularly popular in the central and southern regions of the country, it is often served as a side dish or as a topping for bread, meat, or fish.
Palta is also commonly used in salads, such as the traditional Ensalada Chilena, which also incorporates avocado, tomato, and onion. Palta is very similar to Mexican guacamole.
Palta is an avocado spread from Chile, made by mashing up avocados until they are smooth and creamy. Palta has a buttery texture and a rich, creamy flavor that is perfect for a variety of dishes
- Avocado - 2
- Onion (finely chopped) - 1
- Tomato (diced) - 1
- Fresh cilantro (finely chopped) - 1 tbsp
- Lime juice - 1 tbsp
- Salt and pepper - to taste
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit.
- Scoop out the flesh into a medium-sized bowl and mash with a fork, until smooth.
- Add the finely chopped onion, diced tomato, fresh cilantro, and lime juice to the mashed avocado.
- Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve the Palta spread with bread, crackers, or as a topping for sandwiches.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 15gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g
Nutrition is provided and calculated by Nutritionix. It is for general information purposes and is only a rough estimation.