Appetizer | April 23, 2019

Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Classic and healthy guacamole – made with fresh, whole, ingredients and a secret ingredient.  You can make this smooth, or chunky, or somewhere in between.  But with this recipe – we guarantee this healthy guacamole recipe will be the best guacamole of your life.
Healthy guacamole in a concrete bowl, on top of a cutting board.

Why Is This Guacamole Recipe The Best You’ve Ever Had?!

My husband, Jim, grew up in a town in northern San Diego called Fallbrook.  The town is known for its amazing avocado groves.  They claim the title of “The Avocado Capitol of the Country.”  They even have an avocado festival there each year.  So -people that grew up there probably know a thing or two about guacamole.  This recipe is his brother’s – and it truly can not be topped!
Healthy guacamole in a concrete bowl, atop a wooden cutting board.

What Do I Need To Make Healthy Guacamole?

  • Avocados
  • Red Onion
  • Serrano Pepper
  • Roma Tomato
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Cilantro
  • Salt
Healthy guacamole ingredients.

How Do I Make The World’s Best Guacamole?

  1. Combine serrano pepper, roma tomato, 1/4 of onion, cilantro, lemon & lime juice, and garlic in a blender.
  2. Pulse until you have your desire consistency.
  3. Mash avocado into a medium sized bowl.
  4. Add contents of the blenders.
  5. Stir and mash until well combined.
  6. Add salt to taste.
Healthy guacamole process.

The Secret Ingredient!

Ready for the secret ingredient? Its LEMON! You still add lime but also add the juice of the lemon. It adds extra dimension to your guacamole. Lemon and lime are perfect combination! Adding the lemon is subtle difference that puts the guac over the top! Also – try this quick, DELICIOUS Fresh Salsa to go with it. 
Healthy guacamole with a squeeze of lemon.

Guacamole Q & A

What if I like my guacamole smooth?

If you like your guacamole sans chunks – blend the onion, tomato, garlic, pepper, and citrus in your blender until smooth.  Then add in your avocados and pulse until smooth. This

What if I like my guacamole in between chunky and smooth?

Mash your avocado on a flat surface, like a plate, with a knife, before you transfer it to your bowl.  Also blend your onion, tomato, garlic, pepper, and citrus to a smaller dice.
Healthy guacamole recipe in a bowl, surrounded by avocado peels in the shape of a flower.

Is guacamole healthy?

  • The primary ingredient of guacamole is avocado. Although high in fat, it’s the healthy monounsaturated variety. According to the American Heart Association, when healthy monounsaturated fats are in moderation in place of saturated and trans fat, this can help lower the LDL (bad) cholesterol.
  • Eat avocados alongside carbohydrate-rich foodsand the healthy fats will help control your body’s glycemic response, which is how foods affect blood sugar levels.
  • Avocados also contain about 20 different vitamins and minerals, and the fruit is a good source of folate and vitamin K.

How is this guacamole recipe healthier than others?

This recipe omits some of the creamy ingredients that some include – like mayo or sour cream.  Here we are using all Whole Foods.

What can I eat guacamole with?

Healthy guacamole in a concrete bowl, atop a wooden cutting board.

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Healthy guacamole in a concrete bowl, atop a wooden cutting board.
Healthy Guacamole Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Classic and healthy guacamole - made with fresh, whole, ingredients and a secret ingredient.  You can make this smooth, or chunky, or somewhere in between.  But with this recipe - we guarantee this healthy guacamole recipe will be the best guacamole of your life.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chunky guacamole, healthy guacamole recipe, smooth guacamole
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Avocados
  • 1/4 Onion red or yellow
  • 1 Serrano Chili Pepper seeds removed
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 Large Roma Tomato
  • Salt to Taste
Instructions
  1. In a Blender combine juice from lime, juice form lemon, onion, Serrano chili (seeds removed) and tomato.

  2. Pulse until you have your desired consistency. (See Notes)

  3. Mash avocados into a medium bowl. (See Notes)

  4. Add contents of blender to the avocado and stir until well combined.

  5. Add salt to taste
Recipe Notes

What if I like my guacamole smooth?

If you like your guacamole sans chunks - blend the onion, tomato, garlic, pepper, and citrus in your blender until smooth.  Then add in your avocados and pulse until smooth.

What if I like my guacamole in between chunky and smooth?

Mash your avocado on a flat surface, like a plate, with a knife, before you transfer it to your bowl.  Also blend your onion, tomato, garlic, pepper, and citrus to a smaller dice.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Guacamole Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 c)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 537mg15%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 21.3mg26%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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