Basic Keto Guacamole
Life is complicated enough – your guacamole shouldn’t be. Pull up this basic keto guacamole recipe before your next hosting gig, or any time you want a quick snack.
History of Guacamole
This avocado-based dip was introduced thanks to the Aztecs. Their word was ahuaca-mulli, or something similar to an avocado sauce.
The original version was even more basic than this keto recipe – it just featured smashed avocados.
These days, it has been amplified with other ingredients such as onion, tomato, chili pepper, cilantro, and/or lime juice. There are many variations on guac, as it is called for short, but a ripe avocado is always the base.
Although I feel that anytime is a great time for guacamole, it is most popular in the U.S. during the Super Bowl and on Cinco de Mayo.
They even make packaged versions of guacamole, but why go there if you have this perfectly easy, perfectly keto option right in front of you?
A Perfectly Keto Food
One of the most redeeming qualities of avocados is their fat content. This luscious green staple is high on fat and low on carbs, serving as an ideal choice for your keto diet.
Avocados can also brag a bit about their stellar nutritional values. Avocado eaters benefit from their B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin K, and potassium.
And let’s not forget the excellent dose of fiber!
Importantly, avocados are filling. Many people turn to keto to lose weight, and avocados can be a useful tool in achieving your goals.
How I Made This Keto
Thankfully, guacamole is pretty keto without my intervention. It’s really just avocado, onion, tomato, spices, and lime.
What is often not keto is the food that gets dipped into your guac. Regular tortilla chips, I’m afraid, are not keto.
Try these keto tortilla chips instead. While they may look a little different than your usual order, they will save you from the nasty blood sugar spike that could take place after eating grain-based tortillas.
Getting Started on Keto
If you’re new to keto or thinking about trying it, there are some things you need to know.
Check out this article on the best way to start a ketogenic diet. You’ll learn the basics and discover different approaches you can take in the beginning.
Check it out and let me know how it works!
Easy party guac
- 1 avocado, destoned and diced
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/4 onion, diced
- 1 small tomato, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
- 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped (optional)
- Dash of salt
- Mix all the ingredients together. Add anything else to taste.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 88
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 7 g
- Carbohydrates: 6 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 1 g