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Super-Easy Guacamole

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Updated February 01, 2014

Super-Easy Guacamole

Dip some raw vegetables into guacamole for a delicious low-carb snack.

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How nice to be able to throw something together in a few minutes and have people "ooh" and "ahh" over it. The trouble with most guacamole recipes is that every avocado is a different size, there are different varieties, etc. The trick is to fine-tune the ingredients to taste. Even though this one is made with such short cuts as garlic powder and salsa from a jar, the results always impress.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Avocados (number according to the size of the crowd)
  • About 1/4 t salt per avocado
  • About 2 T salsa per avocado
  • About 3/4 t garlic powder per avocado
  • About 1/2 t lemon or lime juice per avocado
  • Optional: Chopped cilantro, chopped onion

Preparation:

1) Cut the avocados in half, squeeze out the pit (just gently squeeze till it pops out) and scoop the fruit into a bowl.

2) Add the salt, juice, salsa, and garlic powder. Mash it together with a fork (I like to leave some chunks).

3) Taste. If you can't taste the avocado much, add a bit of salt. If it's a little flat, dribble a little juice in. If it's not spicy enough, add a little salsa. Try more garlic powder to see how that changes it. Play with it and you will find your "ideal guac balance point". This is the secret to excellent guacamole!

4) Stir in cilantro and onion at the end if you want to. I usually do the cilantro, but not always.

5) By the third time you do this, you won't bother to measure, you'll just put the ingredients in and start tasting.

For a healthy low-carb snack, serves with vegetables such as cucumber, pepper strips, jicama.

The carb count will vary according to the salsa you use. A medium Hass avocado (the kind with the thick dark bumpy skin) has about 3 grams of effective carb plus 12 grams of fiber. The Florida kind (thinner skin) are usually a little bigger and have 11 grams of carb and have 7 grams of effective carb plus 17 grams of fiber.
User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Awesome Guacamole, Guest Food Lover

Hi! I am Ajay. I love avocados but didn't know what to do with it except guacamole. I go to Mexican restaurants all the time so I kinda got tired of guacamole. But then I thought, 'Wouldn't it be great to make my own guacamole?'. So, I found this website and I loved the results. It was just as good as the restaurants' guacamole. I had some tortillas and they went great with my guacamole. I LOVED IT!!!

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