Hands down the best homemade keto guacamole recipe, plus tips on how to select the best avocado and keep your guacamole green! This healthy homemade dip is easy to put together, tastes fantastic, and it is low carb and gluten-free!
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Growing up, I was not an avocado fan. See, once upon a time when I was around ten years old, my Dad informed me that both avocados and mayo were gross, and as an ever so impressionable kid, I adopted his strict no avocado/no mayo policy.
Lucky for me I was coaxed into trying guacamole for the first time in college on a date after indulging in a few margaritas.
Luckily for me, I was coaxed into trying guacamole for the first time in college on a date after indulging in a few margaritas.
I fell in love – with the guacamole, not the guy.
Since then, I have tried many homemade guacamole recipes and failed miserably.
Too much cilantro. Not enough spice. Way Too Much Spice. Bad avocado.
After years of trying, I’ve finally gotten it right!
Tips To Make The Best Keto Guacamole
Please allow me to offer a few words of wisdom before you embark on your
authentic homemade guacamole journey:)
- Add spices in gradually to avoid a 5-alarm fire in your mouth!
- Use the tips listed below to keep your guac from turning brown.
- Use Hass avocados
Why Hass Avocados?
Both Florida and Hass avocados contain heart-healthy fats, but the Florida avocado has significantly less healthy fats and isn’t nearly as flavorful! Plus, the Hass avocado is easier to mash and whip, making it the best choice for all things guacamole & beyond.
Fun Fact: The Hass (rhymes with “class”) avocado is named after Rudolph Hass, who was a California postman that patented the Hass Avocado in 1935. He planted the first Hass Avocado seed in the late 1920s, and after repeated attempts to graft another variety failed & almost chopped it down.
Now over 80% of all avocados eaten throughout the world are Hass- worth over $2 billion a year in the US alone!
And in case you’re wondering, Hass is often misspelled as Haas, but both spellings refer to the same California avocado.
Choosing An Avocado For Keto Guacamole
Again, you’re looking for ripe Hass avocados. Using over-ripened avocados in your guacamole will make for an odd flavor. A close-but-no-cigar nearly ripe avocado will be a little firm & have a greenish-purple appearance.
We’re seeking perfection here-just this one time:)
The perfect avocado will yield ever so slightly to a little pressure, but won’t be mushy or soft. Find a dark green-almost black colored Hass avocado that fits these criteria & you’re as good as gold!
How To Keep Guacamole Green
Guac has a habit of turning brown fast, but you can prolong the green by adding extra lime juice along with an avocado pit in the center & seal it with plastic wrap.
Guacamole will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Hands down the best easy homemade authentic guacamole recipe! This healthy homemade dip is easy to put together tastes amazing & is Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly, Vegan, & Gluten-Free!
4 Haas Avocados – Peeled & Diced
2 Small Roma Tomatoes
4 TBSP Fresh Lime
3 TSP Cilantro
3 TBSP Red Onion
4 TSP Olive Oil
1 Diced Jalapeno (Optional)
1/2 TSP Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
Sea salt & pepper to taste
Place avocado, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, tomatoes & diced jalapeño into a bowl. Toss in olive oil & season with pepper & sea salt to taste.
*Shortcut: For a less chunky guacamole, mix all ingredients in a food processor!
Variations: Add in 6-8 slices of cooked bacon & crumble over top
If you’re on a low carb diet or the keto diet serve with your choice of Pork rinds, Celery, Bell Pepper strips, low carb cheese crisps or low carb tortilla chips.
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: low carb, keto, gluten free, vegan
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