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Guacamole without the Guilt: 11 Great Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
I love guacamole. It's one of my favorite foods to eat. And while it is higher in fat than its brethren, the salsas, it is packed full of fiber and heart-healthy fat.

To save the reputation of my favorite dip, I did a quick comparison to see how two tablespoons of guacamole stacks up against some other popular dips.

  Calories Fat (g) Saturated fat (g) Sodium (mg) Fiber (g)
Guacamole 85 5 0 103 3
Spinach dip 70 6 2 110 1
Onion dip 60 5 4 160 0
Nacho cheese 150 11 2 750! 1
Guacamole's looking better already, isn't it?
The next time you whip up a batch of guacamole, try one of these recipes:
More great tips:
  • Whip your guacamole in the food processor or blender for a silky-smooth texture.
  • Ditch the chips! Serve guacamole atop a salad or in lettuce wraps. Dunk cut veggies like carrots, peppers, jicama, radishes, cucumber slices, celery, etc.
  • Spray plastic wrap with nonstick cookbook spray and press onto the top of your guacamole to prevent it from browning before serving.
I know what I'll be taking to next week's Fourth of July cookouts: a large platter of veggies and a bowl of guacamole!

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PWILLOW1 3/9/2020
Thanks for the choices. Report
GEORGE815 2/19/2020
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RYCGIRL 9/26/2019
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CD24912514 9/25/2019
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KHALIA2 9/17/2019
LOVE Gucamole! Thanks! Report
ALLTHINGSNEW81 8/13/2019
Guac is life. lol Report
FISHGUT3 7/30/2019
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MUSICNUT 5/10/2019
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
LOVE avocados Report
I love avocados! But no one else in my family likes them or guacamole, so its all for me. I only buy one at a time to use on sandwiches or to make a chunky guac with tomato. But have to limit myself to one whole avocado a week! No guilt! Report
Wish I could eat guacamole every day. Report
I *LOVE* guacamole or even just eating the straight raw avocado. It's really good with some salsa and Bragg's Liquid Aminos. I don't have any just one way to eat it - I just use whatever I have on hand, salsa, lemon juice, lime, sea salt, garlic etc. Gonna go get some today!! Report
Thanks! I love guacamole. Report
I spent 30 years on Southern California and I'm pretty particular about my Guac! I need to post my recipe on SP so others can try it. I remember the first time I tasted it and I thought "How could I have lived my WHOLE life without tasting this heavenly concoction!" Report
I love guacamole. Sometimes to make it quickly I just mash the avocado with some salsa, and a touch of lemon juice.
I use fresh avocados,fresh diced tomatoe,fresh diced onion,garlic powder,green salsa and salt and pepper. YUMMY-YUMMY. Report
I'm crazy for guacamole, and I load it up with garlic. num, Num! Report
I think avacados are one of my FAVORITE things to eat: sandwich filling, guacamole, salads...yum! I love the different takes on guac recipies! Report
I make a slightly chunky version that I use as a side rather than a dip: fairly finely diced avocado, finely diced tomatoes (I use skin and seeds - personally), finely diced onion (spring onions or red onion for preference). I sometimes add finely diced cucumber (with the skin but without the seeds - again, personal preference). I mix mine with some mayo and some Greek yogurt, some liquid garlic and some Maggi, usually also a good full teaspoon of coarse-grain mustard.
I quite fancy the idea of a dip: puree-ing it or mashing it all really fine and having vegetable matchsticks with it. I'll maybe give that a try soon.
I have 3 avocados currently in the fruit bowl to soften.

EDIT - sorry, I should have said I have a load of lime juice (lemon in an emergency) in the bowl as I dice in my avocado. Report
Thanks but I'll stick with onion dip once a year or so. Report
This past year I've become a guac addict. I was never into it before. I mix one avacado, two T. of chopped onion, two cloves of garlic pressed, 1 T. lemon juice, 1 T. sour cream, 1 T. chunky salsa. I TRY to dip raw veggies, but love Stacy's plain pita chips the best. Report
Though not guacamole, avocados have been a part of my diet since I was a little girl. My Mom used to make toast, scoop out the avocado, spread it on the toast, a little salt and pepper, maybe some lemon or lime and voila' a luscious breakfast, lunch or dinner treat. It wasn't until I grew up that I even had guacamole, now it's one of my fav's, anyway you make it!! Report
It's alright, although I actually prefer salsa. Or salsa with Greek yogurt added. I am not a huge fan of avocados, although I LOVE them in smoothies. They add an awesome thick creaminess and with everything else I throw in there I can't taste them. Report
No guac for me, i have a serious avocado allergy!

I have heard of avocado shakes, common in certain other countries - anybody here ever try that? (obviously I haven't - not worth the risk) Report
I love avocados, so it is nice to finally learn they are a GOOD food. Report
My wife adds diced tomatoes and a little salsa verde to kick it up. Report
I love avocados. I really like guacamole too. the chunkier the better. I use ripe Haas avocados, chopped tomatoes, red onion, cilantro,lime juice and a little orange juice. Mostly I just slice the avocado over my salad. soooo creamy and smooth. yum Report
I adore Guac! Never had avocado as a kid but now it is one of my favorite foods. Report
I love guacamole. It is my favorite dip. I have not attempted to make it. I buy it already made from Pete's Produce. Report
@jhelfert - making guac and using avocados is easy. You want touse avocados that are a little soft. If you buy a hard one, put it in a paper bag for a day or two on the counter so it ripens. To "open" the avocado, take a sharp knife and go around the fruit lengthwise. The pit is towards the bulbous end, so you'll be cutting around the pit. Twist the 2 halves apart. Scoop out the good stuff and your are all set! Report
Another option is to blend low fat cottage cheese with avocado and whatever else you like in guacamole. It adds a lot of protein and makes it creamy. The blended cottage cheese has a similar consistency as mashed avocado which works well too. Report
I never buy avocados. Report
I have been craving guacamole for the longest time and I FINALLY found a grocery store in my hometown that has avocado in stock. I have the "guacamole with yogurt" recipe saved, can't wait to try it. Report
I LOVE guacamole however I have never made it. I guess I'm scarred of the avocado (not knowing how to do it). Report
I couldn't agree more, BTVMADS
Why on earth would you recommend making guacamole in a food processor?? You don't want a puree, you want a chunky dip that really highlights the avocado's versatility! Report
I love avocados! I use avocado as a spread on bread; layered with thin sliced (lengthwise) cucumber, some sprouts and some deli turkey, it's to die for. My problem is i use 1/2, and a serving is 1/4 Report
I used to not like avocado so I used to only eat guacamole that had a lot of other stuff in it. Though an acquired taste now I love avocado so as far as I'm concerned it is hard to improve on. My guac is just mashed avocado with a little salt and pepper. Guiltless Gourmet baked black corn chips go really well with guacamole. Report
I love guacamole and avocados! I've started mixing 100 calorie packs with salsa (1:2 ratio) to increase the portion size w/o a lot of extra calories..can't wait for the garden to grow and make my own salsa again!
I've made a quick guacamole by mixing an avocado with salsa. It's great. I love it on burgers or in salads. Yum! Report
The fat in guacamole is the heart healthy fat. So, don't worry about eating it as long as you keep it in moderation! Report
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