The guacamole recipe is one of the easiest, tastiest and most refreshing snacks to prepare. It is low in carbohydrates and we can afford it during the keto diet.
And the main product – avocado, makes it not only very popular, but also useful.
Most of the fat in avocados is oleic acid – a monounsaturated fatty acid that is also a major component of olive oil and is thought to be responsible for some of its health benefits.
Let’s start preparing it.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Carbohydrates per serving: less than 3 g
- 2 ripe avocados
- ½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 bunch green onions
- Pinch of salt
- 1 medium tomato
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Half a hot pepper (optional)
- 2 tablespoons fresh coriander
Execution of the recipe:
- Combine avocado, lemon juice and salt in a bowl. Mash with a fork or potato masher.
- Add the chopped hot pepper, tomato, green onion, coriander, along with the olive oil, and stir.
If you are not on a keto diet, instead of green onions you can add a head of red onion and 2-3 cloves of garlic.
Spices suitable for addition to guacamole are also:
- Chili pepper
Instead of lemon juice you can use lime, if you like a slightly bitter taste.
How to keep guacamole from browning?
It has happened to almost everyone to leave an avocado or snack that contains it, and to form an unpleasant brown crust on it. There are a number of different ideas and opinions on how to store guacamole to keep it fresh and green.
Here are some of the best methods.
1. Add more lemon juice
Although this method is only effective for a few days, it may be enough to eat the snack fresh.
2. Do not store in contact with air
If you put it in the refrigerator uncovered, the guacamole will brown in hours. Use:
- Stretch foil to cover the dish.
- Oil or water – cover the snack with a thin layer of water or olive oil, and then cover with a plastic lid. Stir before eating – this is one of the most effective methods.
You can freeze the snack, it is recommended to puree until homogeneous. You can store guacamole in the freezer for up to 3 months. To defrost it, leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
Why eat more guacamole?
The snack has many health benefits, coming mainly from its main ingredient – avocado:
- Rich in healthy fats – avocados consist of over 75% fat, and over 70% of them are monounsaturated. They help absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K.
- Potassium – Avocados have twice as much potassium as bananas, for example.
- Great source of fiber.
- Low in carbohydrates and sugar – whole avocados have only 1 gram of sugar and less than 4 grams of net carbohydrates
- It satisfies us for longer – a study on overweight people found that those who ate avocados during meals, stayed full longer.
Combinations with guacamole
The snack perfectly complements:
- Keto tortilla
- Low-carbohydrate focaccia with rosemary, olive oil and olives
- Crackers with cheddar and almond flour
Where does the recipe for guacamole come from?
Guacamole originates from southern Mexico.
In the 16th century, the Spaniards introduced their handwriting into the recipe, adding European flavors such as onion, lime and coriander. They also cut the tortillas into strips and fry them in lard to create a texture suitable for dipping in their guacamole.
This is how “guacamole’s best friend” was born – tortilla chips.