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Healthy Guacamole

Creamy, fresh and completely delicious, this easy guacamole is perfect for entertaining! With just six ingredients (and any of your favourite add-ins), it can be whipped up in just five minutes to complement healthy nachos, vegetable platters, Mexican food and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 861kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ red onion very finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chilli optional, very finely chopped
  • ¼ cup coriander fresh, chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp lime juice juice of approx. 1-2 limes.
  • 2 avocados large and ripe/soft. Mashed with a fork
  • cup fresh tomato or cherry tomatoes, diced into small pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste (approx. ¼ tsp salt).

Optional

  • ¼ tsp ground coriander

Instructions

  • Optional: Place the chopped onion, jalapeno and coriander into a mortar and pestle (or use a bowl with a fork). Add the lime juice and grind into a paste. This step can be skipped if you prefer a chunkier guacamole.
  • Using a fork, mash the avocados in a bowl until mostly smooth.
  • Squeeze and discard a little of the juice from the tomatoes and then stir all of the ingredients together until combined.

Notes

  1. Soft, ripe avocados are essential in this recipe!
  2. Lime juice is used to prevent browning and add flavour. Fresh lime juice is recommended, as bottled doesn't taste the same. If you don't have limes, lemons will work too.
  3. Make ahead - all of the ingredients can be chopped ahead, so that all you need to do when ready to serve is slice and mash the avocados and mix everything together.
  4. Depending on the size of the avocados, this recipe yields about one cup and can be easily multiplied to make more.
  5. Storage. Guacamole is best eaten as soon as it is made, but can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. If you are making it ahead and storing it for later, add a little extra lime juice to prevent browning. You can also add the avocado seed to the bowl to help prevent browning, and cover with a layer of clingfilm pressed directly onto the surface. 
  6. For a chunkier texture, roughly chop the ingredients and stir them through. For a smooth texture, the ingredients (except the tomatoes) can be added to a food processor and blended until it reaches the desired consistency. 

Nutrition

Calories: 861kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 4911mg | Fiber: 35g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4855IU | Vitamin C: 420mg | Calcium: 798mg | Iron: 28mg