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EASY HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE

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Guacamole (homemade easy recipe!) is a well-loved, favorite side dish! This authentic guacamole recipe is creamy, spicy, tangy, and absolutely full of fresh flavor! Add it as a topping on tacos, burritos, nachos, salad bowls, spread it on a sandwich, or serve it as a dip with some veggies or chips. Vegan + Whole30 + Paleo + Low Carb

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Holy guacamole! The guacamole (best recipe!) is just amazing! It uses all fresh ingredients and the flavors are just dazzling, darling! Not only that, but it also fits your low carb lifestyle perfectly, coming in at just 3.4g net carbs per serving! It can easily be made keto too – skip the onions and tomatoes for a 1.7g net carb per serving version!

Guacamole – what is it?

Guacamole is a creamy avocado-based dip from Mexico. Traditionally the ingredients are simple – avocado and sea salt. If you haven’t tried a fresh avocado with a sprinkle of salt, I highly recommend it. Other Mexican recipes call for lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeños. It is made in a molcajete y tejolote (Mexican mortar and pestle) which is the way I made it for this recipe. Outside of Mexico, the US refers to it as “guac”, and often the westernized recipes will call for ingredients like sour cream, basil, cheese, peaches, mangoes, corn, bacon, and strawberries.

chip dipped in guacamole

Guacamole Ingredients

  • Avocado: raw and full of good fats and nutrients. 100g of avocado has 1.8g net carbs – perfect for a keto snack.
  • Lime: For that citrusy zing we all love!
  • Cilantro: adds freshness to the flavor
  • Jalapeño: turn up the heat!
  • Tomatoes: I just think chunky tomatoes go amazingly well in guacamole recipes.

Guacamole – how to make it:

It’s really simple – here we go!

  1. Dice the onions, tomatoes, and chili pepper, and finely chop the cilantro.
  2. Add to a molcajete, mortar and pestle, or a large bowl, and also add the lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Peel and deseed avocados.
  4. Add them to the molcajete, mortar and pestle, or large bowl.
  5. Mash with a fork, large, rounded spoon, potato masher, or pestle/tejolote for about 1 minute, or until it reaches your preferred consistency.

How do I keep this guacamole recipe from turning brown?

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Don’t throw away the seeds! Keep them in with the guacamole to preserve the freshness.
  • Squeeze some extra lime juice over it before covering it with clingfilm/ plastic wrap to keep the air out, if you’re planning on keeping it in the fridge.
half of guacamole in molcajete with chips in background

Can I make this even lower in carbs?

Sure! If you skip the red onion and tomatoes the recipe will go from 3.4g net carbs per serving to 1.7g net carbs. You could maybe add a pinch of onion powder to keep a bit of the flavor.

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Easy Homemade Guacamole

Guacamole (homemade easy recipe!) is one of my favorite side dishes! This authentic guacamole recipe is creamy, spicy, tangy, and absolutely full of fresh flavor! Add it as a topping on tacos, burritos, nachos, salad bowls, spread it on a sandwich, or serve it as a dip with some veggies or chips. Vegan + Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free + Paleo + Low Carb
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, dairy free, gluten free, low carb, mexican, paleo, party food, side dish, snack
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Bethany

Equipment

  • large bowl/molcajete/mortar & pestle
  • masher/spoon/fork if using a bowl
  • knife
  • chopping board

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados
  • 210 g tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 good handful cilantro about 5g
  • 1/4 – 1/2 lime juiced to taste
  • 1/2 jalapeño or 1 small red chili *see notes
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Dice the onions, tomatoes, and chili pepper, and finely chop the cilantro.
  • Add to a molcajete, mortar, or a large bowl, and also add the lime juice, salt and pepper
  • Peel and deseed avocados.
  • Add them to the molcajete, mortar, or a large bowl.
  • Mash with a fork, large, rounded spoon, potato masher, or pestle/tejolote for about 1 minute, or until it reaches your preferred consistency.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

*each pepper is different! Try adding a little at a time until you reach the amount of heat you like.
 
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