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Healthy Guacamole Recipe

This fresh guacamole recipe is made with ripe avocado, garlic, fresh cilantro, onion, tomatoes, and lime juice. We use this guacamole all the time and it makes for the perfect chip dip too!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 3 avocados - pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro - chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion - diced (then rinsed in a fine mesh strainer)
  • 1 tomato - diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic - minced, about 1-2 cloves
  • kosher salt - to taste
  • pepper - to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add avocado to medium sized bowl. Smash with fork or pastry blender to desired chunkiness. 
  • Add the cilantro, red onion, diced tomato, lime juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper to the mashed avocados. Stir to combine. 
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips or cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Notes

Texture tip: I prefer my guacamole to be on the chunky side. So I’ve found using a pastry blender keeps a bit chunkier texture. If you don’t have a pastry blender, using a fork is fine. 
Avocados tips: If you bring home a firm avocado from the grocery store, leave it at room temperature for a few days until it becomes softer when you gently squeeze it. Avocados will also ripen a lot quicker if they are stored in a brown paper bag.
If, on the other hand, you select perfectly ripe avocados and you don’t plan on making guacamole that day, place the ripe avocados in the refrigerator to slow down the ripening process.
Onion tip: Rinse the onion under water. After dicing the purple onion, I put it in a fine mesh sieve and gently rinse it under water for a few seconds. This takes some of the harsh bite out of the onion. Not a crucial step, but one I’ve been using over the years.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 171kcal (9%), Carbohydrates: 11g (4%), Protein: 2g (4%), Fat: 15g (23%), Saturated Fat: 2g (10%), Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 562mg (16%), Fiber: 7g (28%), Sugar: 2g (2%), Vitamin A: 368IU (7%), Vitamin C: 17mg (21%), Calcium: 20mg (2%), Iron: 1mg (6%)