This healthy guacamole recipe is made with only four fresh ingredients (if you don`t count the salt and pepper). And you`ll have it ready in less than 10 minutes.
Snack on Crispy Veggies dipped in Fresh Guacamole
If you prefer a healthy snack over a sugar high (and low) this easy guacamole recipe is for you. When the cravings kick in, the best way to get through may just be to enjoy this fresh flavor dip with crispy raw veggies like:
- raw cauliflower
- red bell peppers
For health benefits, carrots seem to be a really good idea – a fun (and healthy) fact about the creamy avocado; dipping your carrots in guacamole helps your body absorb more carotenoids. Who knew! Now we do 🙂 When writing my recipe posts I like to research the ingredients. And my go-to sources are ofen Dr. Michael Greger at nutritionfacts.org and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine at pcrm.org
Make sure you choose ripe avocados – the creaminess of the avocados is quite important for a great guacamole. I am really lucky that my local grocer sells good ones. It is really dissapointing to find that your avocado either never ripens or that it is brown all over inside. So yes, choose some good ones. When I am unsure of the ripeness I often grab an extra avocado to be sure.
I hope you try this simple and great recipe the next time you are in the mood for a creamy guacamole dip. If you make it I would love to hear from you, please give a star rating or write a comment to let me know what you think.
If you snap a picture, tag me on instagram @by.linaelisabeth – I look forward to seeing how it turns out!
Best Guacamole Recipe with Lemon
- 3-4 perfectly ripe avocados medium/large - about 450-480 g avocado flesh
- 15 g fresh red chili pepper about 1 chili. Hot sauce to taste can be used as a substitute
- 5 cloves fresh garlic
- 25 ml fresh lemon juice about 1-1 ½ lemons
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Cut each avocado in two and remove the avocado stone and the small stem. If there are any dark brown spots in the avocado, remove these with a spoon. If you like your guacamole a little chunky set half an avocado to the side and add the rest of the avocado flesh to a large mixing bowl. If you like your guacamole completely creamy then add all of the avocado flesh to the bowl.
- Finely chop the garlic and red chili, and squeese the lemon juice.
- Add the garlic, chili and lemon juice to the bowl with the avocado.
- Use a food processor like a hand held blender to creamify all the ingredients in the mixing bowl. If you do not have a hand held blender you can also use a potato masher.
- Once your guacamole is smooth, add salt and pepper to taste. The chili adds a little heat to your guacamole. If you like it spicier then you can now add more chili, little by little, to taste.
- If you wanted your guacamole a little chunky, then take the avocado you set to the side in step 1 and cut it into smaller squares. Add this cut avocado to the guacamole and mix in with a spoon.
- (If you have any) store any leftover guacamole in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 2-3 days.If the surface of the guacamole turns slightly brown, simply mix it with a spoon to make the fresh green color pop again.