Classic Guacamole is the best appetizer for summer time. It boasts bright vibrant summery hues, has a refreshing taste, and its healthy!? Serve this classic dip with your favorite nachos, tortilla chips, a veggie platter, or just add a scoop of it straight onto your burger! It is a crowd pleaser that leaves everyone wanting more.
This is an excellent way to use up the ripe avocados sitting on your counter. I don’t know about you, but it seems every time I buy a bag of avocados they ALL ripen at the exact same time…
Did I mention that it only takes about 10 minutes to whip this up?! What are you waiting for, get those avocados ready!!!
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Is guacamole healthy?
You heard it here first folks, ok well maybe you didn’t, but it really is one of the healthiest appetizers I can think of, with amazing flavor. Avocados for starters are packed full of vitamins, minerals and they are low-carb! (bonus!) Then just add some red onions, garlic, tomatoes, and spices and there you have it, the most delicious appetizer, perfect for summer!
If there is one food item we always have in the pantry, it is avocados. Did you know an avocado is actually classified as a berry?! And its not a vegetable, its a fruit!?
Avocados are fairly high in fat, but it’s the good fat! The type that regenerates and energizes your body from the inside out. They are packed full of vitamins and nutrients mainly consisting of vitamin K, folate, potassium, vitamins C, D, B12, A.
This classic guacamole is an excellent way to serve up some really healthy snacks that taste delicious, without abandoning major flavor.
Pro Tip- Citrus juice prevents avocados from browning. If you are saving a piece of avocado, splash some lemon or lime juice onto it before storing it in an air tight container and it will stay fresh and green for a few days!
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- 3 Avocados
- ½ cup Red Onion, finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup Tomatoes, finely diced
- 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Dried Parsley or 1 TBSP fresh
- 1 tsp Dried Onion Flakes
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- In a medium mixing bowl, mash the Avocados.
- Add red onion, garlic, tomatoes, lime juice, paprika, parsley, onion flakes, and salt & pepper. Stir well to combine.
- Cover and refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving.
Keep guacamole tightly covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. Stir before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 11gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
Please Note- The nutritional information provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator and it will vary based on the ingredients that you use.