Fastest, Easiest, and Tastiest Guacamole

Guacamole

February 16, 2010   7 Comments

Guacamole is not a dip that should be avoided because of the calories. Of course, if you add guacamole to something that is already calorie dense (such as a cheese and meat filled burrito), you are throwing gas on the fire.

Right now, avocados are in season and cheap. Mexico and California both produce great avocados - buttery and tasty.

As a snack, guacamole is incredibly nutritious. And if it is served with cut veggies, instead of chips it is a GREAT snack.

There is really no reason to buy pre-made guacamole. Some brands of guacamole have been known not to include avocados! Guacamole manufacturers tend to add too much salt.

This recipe is easy because you are just mixing 2 delicious ingredients together: avocado and fresh salsa.

The idea here is to make just enough to be satisfied (a huge bowl will derail any dieting efforts). Buy a ripe avocado or a hard one that will slowly ripen on your counter. To determine if it is ripe, the skin should give a little when you press on it.

If you buy an unripe avocado and it ripens before you want to use it, you can put it in the refrigerator for about 5 days. It will ripen more slowly and stay fresh for you.

Buy fresh salsa from the produce section of the store. It tastes SO much better than any jar of salsa you can buy. Also, it is just chopped onions, tomatoes, peppers, and lime juice. It is low in calories and a great way to add taste to many dishes (such as scrambled eggs).

Don't forget to taste what you are making. I've seen this again and again on Top Chef. Why waste your time cooking if you make something that you don't love?

Finally, kids will love mixing this together and dipping assorted things into their creation.


Easy Guacamole

Serves 2
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup fresh salsa
lime (optional)
salt
Peel avocado and put in small bowl. Add salsa and mash with fork. Taste, add salt or lime juice if desired. Serve with cut veggies or chips.

178 calories, 14.8 g fat, 12.6 g carbohydrates, 2.6 g protein, 7.8 g fiber, 397 mg sodium, 5 Points+


What is your favorite way to serve avocados? Please share!

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7 Comments:

Ooooh, such gorgeous guacamole! I couldn't agree more - fresh salsa is definitely the best... :-) We love guacamole, and diced avocado on salads, of course... :-)

on February 16, 2010

Guacamole is one of my favorite treats - so delicious! And I've always been a believer that fat that comes from something natural and green HAS to be good fat! LOL

on February 16, 2010

if i dont have salsa i just use lemon juice, salt and garlic. maybe cilantro if i have it,

on February 17, 2010

I love avocados!! I can eat them plain, but I really like to chop them up and put some in a cup of Progresso light spicy south-western style soup! It kicks it up a notch as Emeril would say! Yummy! By the way, did you ever get to try the Kashi roasted veggie pizza? Thanks Kim

on February 19, 2010

Instead of plain salt, try using garlic salt instead. Your tastebuds will thank you!

on April 15, 2010

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on March 27, 2011

I work in a kitchen I deal with the cold side , all the salads and desserts . I make guacamole all the time and have a fast easy way that everyone loves ! My fiancé hates avocados and will eat this guacamole up ! What you'll need is some salt and pepper , 3 - 4 avocados , cilantro , a lime , onions , tomatoes . Start out by dices the onion and tomatoes . * squeeze half the lime into a dish and strain the juice to make sure nothing else from the lime gets into your dip , keep this to the side . Now peel 2 of your avocados and mash them into the bowl , the other two I like to dice to medium size pieces , mix them into your bowl , next take the half of lime juice we put a side and mix in. Add your onions , I add a little at a time mix and once you start to see the onion in the mix you have enough onion . Do the same with you diced tomatoes . Now take you cilantro cut it up very fine , I add 3 pinches of this , add your salt and pepper just a pinch !! Sorry I can't give you the exact amount if anything I just taste it and add as I need to . If you guacamole doesn't taste just right add a little more cilantro and salt and pepper and of course add as much onion and tomato as you like !!! Now guacamole is turn brow super fast if you keep the big pits from the avocados in your guacamole it helps keep that beautiful green color !!! Trust me your going to love this and it's so simple to make and really it's all up to you how much of everything you add whatever your taste buds like !!!! Just keep trying as you make trust me you'll know what you need more of just remember to add everything alittle at a time ! You can always add more !!!!! I eat this with sliced cucumbers instead of chips to keep it healthy !! Your going to be hooked !!!

on February 18, 2013


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