Thursday, January 6, 2022

Healthy Guacamole Recipe

This healthy guacamole recipe allows you to indulge in your favorite snack while sticking to your diet! Mix up a bowl today in just 5 minutes.

Thanks to a secret ingredient in this guacamole, the calories and fat are reduced without losing that irresistible creaminess.

You won't notice any difference in flavor, and everyone who eats it will ask for the recipe!

Looking for more ways to incorporate healthier options into your meals? Start your day with a Pomegranate Detoxifying Drink and enjoy a side of air fryer cauliflower with dinner.

I even have a collection of simple and healthy frozen treats for when you’re craving something sweet!

healthy guacamole recipe in a white bowl

Healthy Guacamole Recipe

A few tips and tricks for making homemade guac:
  • Wear gloves- These protect your hands from the irritating oils found in chili peppers. Also, be sure to wash your hands well with soap and water when you're finished chopping the chiles.
  • Prevent browning. Due to oxidization, avocados can turn brown quickly. Place the avocado pit in the middle of your bowl and surround it with the dip or try stirring in a little extra lemon juice.
  • Want it spicier? Leave the seeds in the jalapeno or substitute another spicy pepper like a serrano. Just be sure to warn any guests about the extra heat if you’ll be serving it at a party!
  • Make ahead tip: Puree the peas and chop the red onion, jalapeno, and herbs up to a day in advance. Keep them covered in the refrigerator, then mix everything together when you’re ready to serve.
healthy guacamole recipe ingredients

Serving Suggestions


One of the healthiest ways to eat guacamole is by swapping chips for fresh vegetables! Pair a bowl of this delicious dip with cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and carrots for a crunchy, satisfying snack.

You can also spoon some over carnitas or nachos to enjoy guilt-free versions of all your Mexican favorites. This healthy guacamole recipe would even be great with my Southwestern Egg Rolls!

peas in a food processor

Kitchen Tools You Will Need
  • Food Processor - Puree the frozen peas in a snap!
  • Quality Knives and a big solid Cutting Board make prepping a breeze and are well worth the investment.
  • Mixing Bowl - I like to have a variety of sizes on hand, and this set has them all.
  • Citrus Juicer - This gets every last drop out, which makes juicing lemons so much easier.
peas in a food processor

Healthy Guacamole Recipe FAQ

How long does homemade guacamole last?

While it is best served fresh, you can safely store leftovers in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days. Be sure to transfer it to an airtight container as well.

I like to press a layer of plastic wrap onto the surface of the dip before adding the lid. This helps to keep air out so it stays fresh longer.

If a brown film still develops along the top, just scrape it off to reveal a bright green layer underneath! However, it may be time to toss the dip if it’s getting dark all the way through.

guacamole calories cut using peas

Is homemade guacamole good for you?

While it all depends on the ingredients, this healthy guacamole recipe is packed with nutrients!

Avocados, while high in fat, contain the healthy kind of fat that help “prevent disease and keep your body in good working order.” Plus, the frozen peas contain no fat at all which helps to keep the guacamole calories down.

healthy guacamole on a serving plate

Enjoy!

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Yield: 10
Author: Donna Elick
Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Healthy Guacamole Recipe

This healthy guacamole recipe allows you to indulge in your favorite snack while sticking to your diet! Mix up a bowl today in just 5 minutes
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 medium ripe avocados, smashed (reserve 1 avocado pit)
  • 3 cups frozen peas, defrosted
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño (deseeded)
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher sal

Instructions

  1. Scoop the avocado into a medium bowl and smash them with a fork.
  2. Puree the peas in a food processor until smooth, about 2-4 minutes.
  3. Add the peas and the remaining ingredients into the avocado bowl. Stir until completely combined.
  4. Taste for seasoning, add more salt to taste.
  5. Put the reserved pit in the center of your dip and cover with guacamole to keep it from oxidizing (it really works).
  6. Serve and enjoy!
DONNA'S NOTES
  1. Homemade guacamole is best served fresh, but you can cover it tightly in a container and store in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Avocados oxidize, causing them to turn brown quickly. To prevent this, you can place the avocado pit in the middle of your bowl and surround it with the guacamole dip. You can also add a little more lemon to help. Another tip is to place plastic wrap tightly up against the dip before covering with a lid in a container. When you take it out of the fridge, if there is a brown film, you can scrape that off to reveal a bright green layer underneath. If the dip is getting dark all the way through, it may be time to throw it away.
  2. If you would like to make your guacamole spicy, leave the seeds in the jalapenos. You could also try another spicy pepper like a serano. If you are making a spicy guacamole, just be sure to warn guests if you are serving at a party or get-together since not everyone can eat spicy foods.


Originally published January 2012, updated and republished January 2022

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8 comments:

  1. YUMMO..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering..I have bookmarked it..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  2. Never thought to use peas! What a great addition and I will have to try the pit fix!

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  3. I love guac, but have never seen it made with frozen peas. I'll have to give this a try sooner rather than later.

    cheers!

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  4. Sam loved this so much. Thanks for the recipe, Donna.

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  5. Yummy! This looks great! I love the idea of mixing peas into it - I'll have to try that in the future. Guacamole isn't something I absolutely love all the time, but sometimes I crave it and this will be perfect :)

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  6. I have never heard of the pit. I'm gonna have to give that a try! :) LOOKS SO YUMMY!

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  7. Donna, I love this recipe, you are so clever! I've never tried the trick with the pit, I must do that next time. :) Lovely post, Melissa

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