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3 Ingredient Guacamole Dip

Updated on November 23, 2018
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Angela has lived with many inflammatory illnesses. Through the changes in her diet and use of supplements, her life has turned around.

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Guacamole

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Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dish that is used as a dip or spread for many Mexican cuisines. It dates back as far as the Aztecs, where the word originated meaning "avocado sauce."

There are many variations of this dip, although the original was believed to consist of only salt, tomato, and avocado. The recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, each generation changing it slightly to lead to many variances.

Since avocados do not store well, it is recommended to make it homemade. Supermarket guacamole often adds many unhealthy additives in order to preserve taste and appearance. Although it sounds like a lot of work, this recipe is super quick, with little forethought or prep time.

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Guacamole is often served on fajitas,or on sandwiches, or with chips!!!
Guacamole is often served on fajitas,
Guacamole is often served on fajitas, | Source
or on sandwiches,
or on sandwiches, | Source
or with chips!!!
or with chips!!! | Source

Preparation Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 8 Servings of Guacamole

Nutritional Facts for Guacamole

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons
Calories 51
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 71 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

  • 4 Avocado, Mashed
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic

Easy Directions for Guacamole

  1. Peel avocados. The best way to do this is to slice it in half. Once your knife hits the pit, do not try to cut through the pit, but around it. Once cut in half scoop the inside out. When you try to peel an avocado the same way you would a potato, you will find it is very slippery and accidents could more easily happen.
  2. Remove the pit, then dice the avocado for easier mashing.
  3. Once diced, mash into a smooth texture. By dicing them, it is easier to make sure that you have more evenly mashed the avocado. Cut into bigger chunks if you do like to have pieces of unmashed avocado.
  4. Stir in salsa and garlic. Play with the amounts until you have the desired taste. It is much easier to add more salsa or garlic than it is to add more avocado. Adding more salsa will give the guacamole a thicker texture. So dependent on how well you like it chunky or smooth determines how much salsa to add.
  5. Refrigerate and serve! Keep in mind that avocado browns easily. Make sure it is stored in a container that is air-tight. If it is exposed to air it will brown very quickly.

Uses for Guacamole

  • Dip for tortilla chips.
  • Topping on taco or taco salad.
  • Great side for Mexican dishes as either a garnish or a topping!
  • Spread for a sandwich. This is a tasty healthier substitute for mayonnaise or miracle whip.
  • Spread on toast or English Muffin.
  • Topping on a baked potato. This is one of my favorite ways to eat it. I cannot eat sour cream due to a dairy sensitivity and have found that anytime I would have used sour cream, I can replace it with guacamole with very satisfying results.
  • Meat substitute in a sandwich. Due to its high-fat content, this makes a great meat substitute for a vegetarian or vegan, as well as anyone who is trying to limit processed foods in their diet.

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Health Benefits of Avacados

Guacamole has become a staple in my house, due to the great benefits of avocados. They originated in Mexico, but cultures around the world have really begun to embrace this superfood because it has awesome anti-inflammatory properties. This helps everything from ulcerative colitis to asthma and any other inflammatory health issues.

They contain several different vitamins that will help everything from your eyes, heart, brain, and even your unborn baby. They are full of potassium, which is great to lower blood pressure. Not only does it lower cholesterol, but it also helps slow the aging process due to the high levels of Vitamin E, lutein, and good fats!

This is a great food to add to your diet with a great variety of uses. You can eat it plain or make it into guacamole. Great addition to salads, sandwiches, and baked potatoes

Citation

  • "12 Proven Health Benefits of Avocado." Healthline. Accessed March 03, 2010. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado.
  • LD, Megan Ware RDN. "12 health benefits of avocado." Medical News Today. September 12, 2017. Accessed March 03, 2018. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270406.php.

© 2013 Angela Michelle Schultz

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      Audrey Selig 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Angela - I am trying to read all the hubs of those I am following and found this tasty recipe. I love avocados but cannot have the spicy ones. Your recipe sounds so delicious, and thanks for reminding me of the benefits of this fruit. It is great to stop by and see you and will share your hub. Blessings, Audrey

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      Susan Ream 

      4 years ago from Michigan

      I love avacado's and guacamole - I'm excited to try your recipe. Great information on the health benefits too!

      Thanks!

      Mekenzie

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      lhale 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      I refused to eat Guacamole until I was an adult - an OLD adult. What an idiot! It is just about my favorite thing! I like how simple your recipe is. Don't need to add sour cream or extra seasonings! And speaking of calories; you don't eat quacamole on veggies. Gotta be corn chips!!!

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      5 years ago from United States

      Remember though, although it is healthy it is a higher calorie fruit!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      I love guacomole, in fact, I just had some tonight on my tostada. I have tried most of your suggestions, except for the english muffin. I will be trying this next time for sure. It is always good to hear that something you love is so healthy for you. Thanks for the education.

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      david stillwagon 

      5 years ago

      Didn't realize that avocado had so many health benefits!

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      cre8ivOne 

      5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      I love guacamole! Nice and informative hub!

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