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Homemade Guacamole Recipe + 5 Benefits of Avocados

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With summer just about here, we have been having lots of tacos and fajitas here at home.  Try my Keto Friendly Homemade Guacamole Recipe + Read 5 Benefits of Avocados!

Homemade Guacamole

 

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Avocados- A great Superfood

I absolutely love avocados and for the longest time I had no idea how good they were for you. They are high in fat, but the good fat and some use them as a substitute for meat in sandwiches.

One of my favorite ways to eat avocados  is homemade guacamole.

I do sometimes buy the prepared guacamole at the store, if I am running short on time or they are having a nice sale. However, it’s usually pretty high in price for the fresh guacamole, or the organic brands which I prefer to buy.  It’s much more economical to make your own. Plus, you know exactly what ingredients are in it!

I hope you love our Homemade Guacamole Recipe as long as our 5 Benefits of Avocados.

Recipe:

  • 3-4 ripe avocados – they should be soft but not brown
  • 1/4 can Rotel tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 clove finely diced fresh garlic – or dash of garlic powder
  • Dash of cumin
  • Generous Dash of salt- to taste
  • Dash of black pepper

Peel avocados and add all other ingredients. I usually just slowly add the Rotel tomatoes until I have the amount preferred (since some avocados are larger and the amount of guacamole may vary).

Use a potato masher to incorporate all ingredients.  I prefer guacamole “restaurant style” meaning chunky with larger pieces of avocado remaining.  Use potato masher until mix is chunky but not completely pureed.  Be careful not to over-mix.

Spoon into serving dish or dip crock and serve with home-style tortilla chips.

5 Benefits to Avocados

  1. Avocados are high in vitamin K, C, B5, B6, E, potassium and folate.
  2. Chocked full of Oleic acid which is the monounsaturated fatty acid that is also the major component in olive oil. ( the good fat)
  3. Eating avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  4. Loaded with fiber which helps lower blood sugar spikes. It’s great for weight loss and metabolic health.
  5. Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium, and are low in saturated fat.

     

Yield: 4 -6

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

homemade guacamole

Homemade Guacamole great for parties.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3-4 avocados , ripe but not brown
  • 1/4 dice tomatoes, 1 can drained
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic , finely diced fresh- or dash of garlic powder
  • cumin, just a sprinkle
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel avocados and add all other ingredients. I usually just slowly add the Rotel tomatoes until I have the amount preferred (since some avocados are larger and the amount of guacamole may vary). Use a potato masher to incorporate all ingredients. I prefer guacamole "restaurant style" meaning chunky with larger pieces of avocado remaining. Use potato masher until mix is chunky but not completely pureed. Be careful not to over-mix. Spoon into serving dish or dip crock and serve with home-style tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Saturated Fat: 3gSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 10gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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