This Keto guacamole dip is a perfect addition to your low carb recipe Arsenal. It's a delicious dip that goes well with Keto fathead tortilla chips, pork rinds and as a filling for your Keto burgers.
What is Guacamole?
Guacamole is an avocado based dip developed by the Aztecs. It's a very common dip in Mexican cuisine, it has been incorporated into American cuisine and is not only used as a dip but as also as a condiment and accompaniment to many dishes including salads and as a burger filling.
Is Guacamole Keto and Low carb friendly?
The most popular fruit on a keto diet is the Avocado and for good reason. Avocados are low in carbs and rich in healthy fats.
The major ingredient in Guacamole is Avocados. Therefore Guacamole is a Keto Friendly dip. But a fee twerks will make the a perfect Keto Guacamole dip.
What is this Keto Guacamole Recipe my made of?
Keto guacamole is made with the same ingredients as traditional guacamole. In fact Keto guacamole and standard guacamole are one and the same thing. What makes it a Keto guacamole is the quantity of the mix ins.
These mix ins include onions, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeños pepper and cilantro.
For example. Go easy on the onions and tomatoes. They are higher carb veggies. All in all guacamole can never be so bad as to be a high carb dip, but you can definitely make it lower carb based on the quantity and type of ingredients added to the avocado base.
I have seen a lot of recipes use garlic however I don't use it often. The lady I learnt this from didn't use garlic
Some recipes also skip the tomatoes. If you choose to do so, it will keep the carbs even lower. In this recipe I used the following ingredients;
- Jalapeño peppers
How to make Keto Guacamole
I once saw a waiter make guacamole in a Mexican restaurant. Guacamole is always made fresh in a restaurant because you don't want it to go dark on you due of oxidation.
While she made it I watched closely and asked questions. though she didn't share measurements with me, I was able guesstimate the quantity of the mix ins and needless to say this recipe tasted as delicious as the recipe in that restaurant.
How to keep guacamole green and prevent it from turning brown
When Avocados are cut open, they turn brown after a while due to oxidation from exposure to the oxygen in the air.
This problem has burdened for like forever until I found this article with tips that worked. Would you believe the magical ingredient that fixed this was water! Good ol' water nothing more. Not lime or lemon juice like I assumed.
Here is what you do
- Get a bowl big enough to fit the guacamole with extra space at the top to fit some water.
- Spoon your guacamole into the bowl, Press it down to expel as much air as possible.
- Pour room temperature water over the guacamole make sure to cover the entire surface with water. This acts as a sealant that prevents oxygen from getting to the guacamole.
- Cover your bowl and pop it into the refrigerator. It can keep this way for up to 3 days.
- When ready to use, pour out the water from the top gently, stir and serve
With the above method of preservation, you can make guacamole up to 3 days ahead without worrying about it changing color.
What to serve Keto Guacomole with
- Guacamole can be eaten right off the spoon.
- Serve with salad
- Serve with pork rinds
- Serve with keto tortilla chips
- In a keto burger
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Nutrition per Serving: (makes 8 Servings)
Calories: 125 | Total Fat: 11.3g | Carbs: 6.7g | Fibre: 4.2g | Protein: 1.3g | Net Carbs: 2.5g
Nutrition per Serving without the tomatoes: (makes 8 Servings)
Calories: 122 | Total Fat: 11.2g | Carbs: 6.2g | Fibre: 4.1g | Protein: 1.2g | Net Carbs: 2.1g
How to make Keto Guacomole
- 2 large ripe Avocados
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 small red onion or ¼ cup chopped red onions
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- ½ medium size jalapeño pepper finely chopped
- 1 small Roma tomato seeds removechopped (optional
- ¼ tsp salt
- Cut avocados lengthwise, remove pit Spoon out the flesh of the avocado into a small mortar, mash with the pestle,
- Mix in the lime juice
- Add the onion, cilantro, jalapeño tomato and salt. Stir gently until evenly blended.
- Taste and add additional salt if needed.
- Serve immediately