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If your regular food rotation is starting to feel a little lackluster, it is time to add in some serious fresh flavor. This Keto Guacamole goes great with almost everything and is naturally keto-friendly.
Is Guacamole Keto?
As you may know, “keto” actually refers to a metabolic state called ketosis, not a list of foodS. One tip to staying in ketosis is to cut added sugar and lower net carbs.
Avocados fit the bill with just 2 grams of net carbs. Plus, they have a lot of healthy fats and fiber.
So, when making guacamole, just be mindful of what you choose to dip in it.
- Avocados: all of the best guacamole recipes start off with ripe avocados. I buy these ripe. You can use the tips below to determine if yours are ready.
- Red Onion: I prefer the mild and sweet flavor of red onions and use it in guacamole. You can swap these for shallots or yellow onions if that is all that you have on hand.
- Cilantro: I get these fresh. For this recipe, I do not recommend dried cilantro.
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Lime: This adds a bright flavor to the dip. I prefer freshly squeezed lime juice, but you can substitute bottled lime juice if that’s what you have available.
- Natural Ancient Sea Salt: I use the fine grain and use enough to taste
How to Make This:
Making mouthwatering, low-carb guacamole is really easy.
To make this dish, all you need to do is add your chopped ingredients into a small bowl. Use a fork and press down on the avocados while mixing.
This mashes the avocado for that famous guacamole texture while incorporating your ingredients.
Top Cooking Tips & FAQs
How to Tell if Your Avocados are Ripe
You can’t make the best guacamole without ripe avocados. But, avocados can be a tricky fruit to tell when they are ready to eat.
There is a great trick from The Kitchn though that has helped me figure out when to slice my avocados open.
To check to see if you have the perfect avocado, you want to look under the stem.
- If you peel back the stem and it is green underneath you most likely have a perfect avocado on your hands.
- If you peel the stem back and it is brown, move on, it most likely has brown spots inside.
- On the other hand, if you go to peel the stem off and it doesn’t budge, your avocado is not quite ripe yet.
This will be best if you make it “to order”.
If you need to make your guacamole ahead of time, you can store it overnight in the fridge. When made ahead, you can expect it to turn a brownish-green color. While not very pretty, your low carb guac is still ok to eat.
Freezing is not recommended, but who needs that when you can whip this up so easily!
What to Eat with Guacamole When You’re Keto & Low Carb
Finding low-carb options to dip into your guac can be the difference between cutting carbs and having more than you want in a week.
Here are some of my favorite low-carb ways to eat guac:
- Use your guac as a topping on Easy Keto Shrimp Tacos, Keto Carnitas Burrito Bowl or Keto Taco Salad Supreme, Breakfast Taco Bowl or Keto Nachos
- Use it as a dip for Air Fryer Bacon, sliced vegetables or these alternatives for chips
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- Add all of the ingredients for the Guacamole to a small bowl.
- Mix with a fork.
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!