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This easy Keto Guacamole recipe is a must for anyone on a keto diet. With creamy avocados, fresh ingredients, and a zing of lime, it’s a tasty, low-carb dip everyone will love. Perfect as a spread, side, or party dip.

Keto guacamole in a white bowl with radish rice, pollo asado, cheese, and sour cream.

The key to making the best homemade guacamole recipe is using ripe avocados and fresh ingredients. This combination guarantees a rich, creamy texture and vibrant flavor. My personal experience has shown that mashing the ingredients together instead of blending them preserves a chunky consistency, which is a family favorite. Every creamy bite is delicious!

💚 Why you will love this recipe

  • Low-Carb and Keto-Friendly: Perfect for those following a ketogenic diet.
  • Quick and Easy: Ready in just a few minutes with minimal prep.
  • Fresh and Flavorful: Uses fresh ingredients for the best taste.
  • Versatile: Pairs well with a variety of keto snacks and dishes.
  • Healthy Fats: Packed with monounsaturated fats from avocados.

🗝️ Key ingredients & substitutions

Ingredients for guacamole are laid out on a wooden board: two halved avocados, chopped cilantro, chives, a lime, and a plate with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Avocados: The main ingredient, providing a creamy base. Make sure they are ripe for the best texture. They should be slightly soft when you gently squeeze them and vibrant green under the stem.
  • Lime Juice: Adds a tangy flavor and helps prevent the avocados from browning. Lemon juice is a great substitute. Use about 2 tablespoons, or more/less to taste.
  • Chives: Adds a mild onion flavor. It can be substituted with 1/4 of a minced red or white onion, although the carb count may increase.
  • Fresh Cilantro: Gives a fresh, herbaceous note. Parsley can be used if you dislike cilantro, or just skip it.
  • Garlic Powder: Adds a subtle garlic flavor. One small clove of fresh garlic can be used as an alternative.
  • Salt and Ground Black Pepper: Essential for seasoning.

🥣 How to make homemade keto guacamole

  1. Prepare the Avocados: Slice avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a large bowl or mortar.
  2. Add Lime Juice: Pour fresh lime juice over the avocados to enhance flavor and prevent browning.
  3. Chop the Chives and Cilantro: Finely chop chives and cilantro and add them to the bowl.
  4. Season: Add garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Mash Together: Use a fork, potato masher, or pestle to mash the ingredients until well combined but still chunky. You can also blend it in a food processor for a smoother texture.
  1. Taste and Adjust: Adjust seasoning if necessary, adding more lime juice, salt, or pepper.
  2. Serve Immediately: For the best flavor, serve your low-carb guacamole recipe fresh.
A close-up of a dish featuring sliced grilled chicken, shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, keto guacamole, and white radish rice on a plate.

🪄 Recipe notes & tips

  • Ripe Avocados: Make sure avocados are ripe for the best texture and flavor. The best way to tell is by giving it a gentle squeeze. It shouldn’t be rock solid, just a little soft. You can also take off the stem at the top. If it’s light green it may be underripe, brown or moldy colors indicate it’s overripe or off, and a vibrant green means it’s ready.
  • Consistency: Mash by hand for a chunky guacamole, and blend it for a smooth texture. Blended is great as a spread on keto bread or a keto wrap.

✨ Variations

  • Creamy: Add a tablespoon of sour cream or cream cheese for a creamier texture.
  • Spicy: Mix in finely chopped serrano pepper, a few drops of chili oil, or a pinch of cayenne pepper for a kick.
  • Pickled: Mix in a tablespoon of diced pickles, sauerkraut, or kimchi for a tangy probiotic boost. 
  • Tomato: Add diced cherry tomatoes or Roma tomatoes for a traditional twist.
  • Onion: Substitute chives with finely chopped red onion.

🫙 Storage instructions

  • Airtight Container: Store in an airtight container to keep it fresh.
  • Keep the Seed: Place one of the avocado seeds in the container with the guacamole. I do this every time and it makes a huge difference.
  • Plastic Wrap: Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent browning.
  • Refrigerate: Keep refrigerated and enjoy within 1-2 days.
  • No Freezing: Guacamole doesn’t freeze well due to the texture change.

🍽️ How to serve fresh guacamole

❓ Frequently asked questions

Can I make guacamole ahead of time?

Yes, but it’s best to make it just before serving for the freshest flavor.

Is guacamole good for keto?

Absolutely! It’s low in carbs and packed with healthy fats.

Can I add other ingredients to this guacamole?

Of course! Feel free to experiment with additional ingredients like diced tomatoes, jalapeños, or spices to suit your taste.

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Keto Guacamole Recipe

Bethany Galloway
This easy Keto Guacamole recipe is a must for anyone on a keto diet. With creamy avocados, fresh ingredients, and a zing of lime, it's a tasty, low-carb dip everyone will love. Perfect as a spread, side, or party dip.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauces & Condiments
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 lime juiced, about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl or mortar/molcajete.
    2 avocados, 1/2 lime, 1 tablespoon chives, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Mash them together with a fork, potato masher, or pestle, or blend the ingredients for a smoother texture.
  • Adjust seasoning if necessary, adding more lime juice, salt, or pepper, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Ripe Avocados: Make sure avocados are ripe for the best texture and flavor. The best way to tell is by giving it a gentle squeeze. It shouldn’t be rock solid, just a little soft. You can also take off the stem at the top. If it’s light green it may be underripe, brown or moldy colors indicate it’s overripe or off, and a vibrant green means it’s ready.
  • Consistency: Mash by hand for a chunky guacamole, and blend it for a smooth texture. Blended is great as a spread on keto bread or a keto wrap.

Storage instructions

  • Airtight Container: Store in an airtight container to keep it fresh.
  • Keep the Seed: Place one of the avocado seeds in the container with the guacamole. I do this every time and it makes a huge difference.
  • Plastic Wrap: Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent browning.
  • Refrigerate: Keep refrigerated and enjoy within 1-2 days.
  • No Freezing: Guacamole doesn’t freeze well due to the texture change.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 199mgPotassium: 337mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 132IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword avocado dip, easy, easy side dish, keto guacamole, paleo, quick, spread, whole30
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