Chunky or Smooth Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Chunky or Smooth Healthy Guacamole Recipe

If you’re looking for a healthy party snack recipe then you’ve found it! Dips and chips are the ideal ‘finger food’ and this delicious dip can be whipped up in super quick time (before your guests arrive!). In addition to guacamole being a perfect party food I also love to snack on in between meals or add it to my meals; see below for a picture of my lunch the other day when I baked a sweet potato before cracking an egg down the middle & baking again until set, and served it with a side salad and some of my smooth guacamole.

 

Guacamole is one of my all time favourite dips and this recipe makes it one of the healthiest too. This recipe uses wholesome ingredients and tastes amazing thanks to the lime juice and chipotle which I picked up in my local supermarket (it was by the spices/condiments). In comparison to shop-bought guacamole, this recipe DOESN’T contain any single cream, sugar or oil, which in my opinion adds unnecessary calories and minimal nutritional value.

 

 

Avocados are packed with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids as well as vitamin E which are essential for healthy skin. Avocados also contain other vitamin such as the vitamins B5 & B6, C and K, in addition to folate and potassium. They really are a powerhouse of nutrients and I eat it nearly every day; they are just so creamy and delicious and as well as making amazing guacamole with them I also love them smashed onto crackers or toast; I then top them with scrambled egg & serve it all with a side salad for a truly balanced, delicious and nutrient packed lunch! Click [here] to see a picture!

 

I’ve included a chunky (top picture below) and smooth (bottom picture below) version of my guacamole recipe for you to try and the only real difference was that for the smooth version, I blended the avocado with the lime juice first (rather than mashing with a fork) and omitted the coriander.

 

I really hope you enjoy this dip and do let me know if you give it a go!

 

P.S The triangle crackers pictured below are [these] from Linwoods! They’re called Snackettes and are packed with healthy fats & soluble fibre from linseeds & they are so yummy!

 

 

Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • 1 tomato, chopped into little pieces
  • 2 trimmed & sliced spring onions
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste (optional but this goes great in a tomato sauce too!!)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt & pepper to season
  • Tortilla chips to serve*

Instructions

  1. Peel, destone and mash 1 ripe avocado in a bowl with a fork
  2. Add the diced tomato, trimmed and sliced spring onions, chilli flakes, chopped coriander leaves,  chipotle paste (this stuff smells amazing!!) and the juice of 1 lime
  3. Mix together and season with salt and black pepper. Garnish with coriander (optional)

For a smoother guacamole simply blend one avocado with the lime juice before mixing in 3-4 diced cherry tomatoes, 2 sliced spring onions, salt, pepper, optional chipotle paste and chilli flakes (also optional).

Notes

*To make your own tortilla chips: Preheat your oven to 180 C, fan 160 C, gas 4. Brush 2 flour tortillas (I used wholemeal for added fibre) with 1/2 tbsp rapeseed oil, before cutting them into triangles. Pop them onto 2 baking trays in a single layer and cook in the oven for 8-10 mins, until golden and crispy.

A 1/4 of the tortilla chips provide 99 calories,  49g carbs, 3g fat & 8g protein.

 

Calorie stats for the guacamole are for per 1/4 of the dip.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 78

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7 g

11%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g

1%

Protein 1 g

2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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