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Keto Guacamole

Easy, simple, and fresh! This keto guacamole is super easy to make and uses only a few simple ingredients. It’s delicious, light, and perfect for your next Mexican meal!

Keto Guacamole

WHAT IS GUACAMOLE?

Guacamole is a staple appetizer dish in Mexican cuisine. Through the years, it has become a dip and sauce in the United States.

Also shortened to “guac,” the dish is basically mashed avocado with added ingredients. These can vary depending on who made it and what their personal preferences are.

Full of avocado, this is the perfect simple dish to add to any Mexican-inspired meal!

KETO GUACAMOLE INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand first.

  • 3 Haas avocados
  • 1 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • *optional* extra pinch of salt, to taste

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to go!

Make sure to read on for information about more things to add to your guac, as well as how to pick out great avocados and which avocados to steer clear of!

MORE THINGS TO ADD…

There are tons of different guacamole recipes out there. Some call for a small number of ingredients (like this recipe) and others require lots of additions.

While we try to keep it simple with this recipe, there are quite a few tasty and delicious things you can add to this recipe to match your personal taste.

  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Cumin powder
  • Chipotle chili powder
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped green pepper
  • Chopped jalapeños (seeded or seeds in for heat)
  • Chopped red onion
  • Sour cream (for extra creaminess)
Keto Guacamole

HOW TO MAKE LOW CARB GUACAMOLE

  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove pits
  2. Scoop out the insides of the avocado into a mixing bowl
  3. Using a meat chopper or fork and mash the avocado into whatever “chunkiness” you prefer
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, plus any extra ingredients you’d like, and mix well
  5. Place into a serving container, grab a crunch, and enjoy!

WHY A MEAT CHOPPER?

Believe it or not, we think a meat chopper is the ultimate guac making tool. It’s a lot easier to initially chop the avocados and the chopper gives you a nice big handle to work with.

You can then use a fork to mash the avocado into its final guacamole form!

WHY IS GUACAMOLE KETO?

Guacamole is perfect for the keto diet or lifestle!

Of course, the main ingredient is avocado. Why is that a big deal? Well, avocado is low in carbs, high in dietary fiber, and full of monosaturated fat, which is the “good” kind of fat!

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AVOCADO WORD OF CAUTION…

When you’re choosing avocados, you may be presented with a few different options.

The one you’ll definitely want to stay away from are the giant avocados. They are generally a light green color and are huge in comparison to the others types.

These are modified to grow larger, so they don’t have the same nutritional content as Haas. They have very little fiber, good fat, and are much higher in sugar content.

WHAT “CRUNCH” SHOULD BE USED WITH THIS RECIPE?

Truly, the answer to this is up to you. The easiest and most widely used crunch would be pork rinds. Of course, if you can find them made fresh, they are absolutely amazing.

There are other options out there, such as cheese crisps, and keto crackers. If you have a favorite crunch, either made or bought, use it with this guacamole.

There is really no wrong answer here, just use what you like the best!

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STORING LEFTOVER GUACAMOLE

If you’ve ever tried to store avocado that’s been “opened,” you’ll know that this is quite a task. Normally, anytime an avocado is exposed to the air, it will turn brown quite quickly.

WHY PLASTIC WRAP AND STORAGE CONTAINERS WON’T CUT IT

As you can imagine (or probably know), this definitely doesn’t make for an appetizing sight.

So, to make sure the guacamole doesn’t turn brown when you want to keep it for later, you’re going to have to keep air from getting to the mixture.

While your first thought might be to throw it in an air-tight container or cover it with plastic wrap, neither of those options will work.

  1. Cling wrap actually isn’t very good at keeping air out and several brands are quite porous, which will let air in.
  2. Air-tight containers are good at keeping air out, but what about the air that gets trapped inside them?

THE UNORTHODOX SOLUTION…

To really keep your guac from turning brown, we are going to turn to the simplest of solutions; water.

When you place your leftover guac in a container, cover it with about 1/4 of water before placing it into the fridge. You’re going to want to make sure to gently mash the leftovers to make sure there are no air bubbles as well.

While this sounds crazy, it will work.

When you’re ready to eat, pour off the water and give the guac a quick stir. You won’t know the difference or know the water was ever used!

You should, however, ditch your leftovers after two days if you haven’t eaten them yet.

WHAT TO EAT WITH KETO GUACAMOLE

You probably have plenty of ideas in mind. But if not, here are a few recipes you might want to pair this with.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE KETO GUACAMOLE

Click on the links to see the items used in making this recipe. You can also find these products linked in the recipe below.

  • Meat Chopper – A meat chopper is an odd-looking tool that can make breaking apart ground meat or sausage a breeze. The tool isn’t very big and will easily fit in your kitchen utensil drawer. If you don’t have a meat chopper and are constantly aggravated by breaking meat apart, it’s time to get one!
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Keto Guacamole

Keto Guacamole

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Easy, simple, and fresh! This keto guacamole is super easy to make and uses only a few simple ingredients. It's delicious, light, and perfect for your next Mexican meal!

Ingredients

  • 3 Haas avocados
  • 1 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • *optional* extra pinch of salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove pits
  2. Scoop out the insides of the avocado into a mixing bowl
  3. Using a meat chopper or fork and mash the avocado into whatever "chunkiness" you prefer
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, plus any extra ingredients you'd like, and mix well
  5. Place into a serving container, grab a crunch, and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 servings Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 122Total Fat 11gCarbohydrates 2gProtein 2g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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