Healthy Guacamole Recipe
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This Healthy Guacamole Recipe allows you to indulge in your favorite snack of guacamole and chips while still sticking to your diet! Mix up a bowl today in just 5 minutes.
Thanks to a secret ingredient in this healthy guacamole, the calories and fat are reduced without losing that irresistible creaminess!
Healthy Guacamole Recipe
You won’t notice any difference in flavor, and everyone who eats your guacamole and chips will be begging you for the recipe!
Looking for more ways to incorporate healthier options into your meals? Start your day with a Pomegranate Skinny Shake 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!
Ingredients to Make Guacamole that’s Healthy and Tasty!
- Avocados – Look for avocados that have dark colored skin and are soft all over. But, not too soft!
There should be a gentle give when squeezed without feeling like mush.
- Lemon – Freshly squeezed juice will have the best flavor, adding bright acidity to your healthy guacamole.
- Peas – Our secret ingredient! These make the guac extra creamy without the need for yogurt or sour cream.
- Onion – I like to use red onion, but opt for a white onion if you prefer a sharper bite.
- Peppers – Jalapenos are quite mild and add just a hint of heat.
Be sure to remove the seeds and veins, which make them much spicier. Or, omit entirely if you prefer!
- Cilantro – Since everything is going in the food processor, no need to pick off individual leaves. Just toss a few stems and get to blending.
Tips for Making Guacamole with Lemon
- 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.
You can also spoon some over carnitas or air fryer nachos to enjoy guilt-free versions of all your Mexican favorites.
This healthy guacamole recipe would even be great with my Southwestern Egg Rolls!
Healthy Guacamole Recipe FAQ
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.
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 this guacamole healthy and lower calorie.
You sure can! Lemon is slightly sweeter than lime, helping to balance the sharp and savory flavors of the veggies.
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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 2023
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YUMMO..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering..I have bookmarked it..
Never thought to use peas! What a great addition and I will have to try the pit fix!
I love guac, but have never seen it made with frozen peas. I'll have to give this a try sooner rather than later.
Sam loved this so much. Thanks for the recipe, Donna.
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 🙂
What a beautiful picture:-)
I have never heard of the pit. I'm gonna have to give that a try! 🙂 LOOKS SO YUMMY!
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
I love guacamole in all its forms, and the peas truly added an element that I really liked. It was very delicious to add into our burritos and also on chips! It also made our meal healthier, so what’s not to love!