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!
I even have a collection of simple and healthy frozen treats for when you’re craving something sweet!
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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Healthy Guacamole Recipe
- 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
- Scoop the avocado into a medium bowl and smash them with a fork.
- Puree the peas in a food processor until smooth, about 2-4 minutes.
- Add the peas and the remaining ingredients into the avocado bowl. Stir until completely combined.
- Taste for seasoning, add more salt to taste.
- Put the reserved pit in the center of your dip and cover with guacamole to keep it from oxidizing (it really works). Serve and enjoy!
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published January 2012, updated and republished January 2022
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