Guacamole is a favorite in my house. We have taco night almost weekly, and avocado dip is a must. I make a super quick five-minute keto guacamole recipe for those easy dinner nights. It's the perfect low carb gluten-free keto side dish for any occasion!
Whether you are having a family game night, are wanting to add some pizzazz to taco night, or are simply craving homemade guacamole, this is for YOU! It seriously comes together in minutes, so this low carb keto guacamole is often my last-minute afternoon snack! Plus, because it's super creamy, your kiddos might even devour it too. I use minced onions, so they aren't so offensive to my youngest food critics.
I do need to warn you, though...as soon as you start eating it, it's pretty difficult to stop! BUT, it's good for you and you get lots of healthy fats with each taste, so I don't worry too much. Often, it's more about what you are dipping into it that really increases your carb intake.
By using these 7 ingredients, keto low carb guacamole is an inexpensive side dish that you can afford to make time and time again. Coupled with the fact that it tastes awesome, I think you are going to see that you just can't go wrong here! Avocados tend to be the cheapest in February, March, and April. I just got some for 30 cents each recently!
Time to head into your kitchen and gather these ingredients:
Avocados - Naturally, you can't have good-quality guacamole without some creamy avocado. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium, and so much more.
Minced Onion - If you or your kids aren't a fan of large chunks of onions, be sure to mince them very finely. This way, you will get a lot of flavors, but not lots of crunch. Red onions, yellow onions, or white onions are all fine.
Lime Juice - Anyone who has ever tried to save a leftover avocado knows that lime juice is a game changer! It will add some zesty flavor, but it keeps the avocado looking fresh, and it doesn't turn brown as quickly.
Seasonings - I like to add garlic powder, salt, and cumin for the seasonings. You can always add in other flavors that you love, but these are my favorite.
Cilantro - Chop up some fresh cilantro to take the guacamole to the next level. It's a great way to increase your folate, potassium, and vitamin C!
How To Make Keto Guacamole
This is bound to become one of your favorite keto recipes. It is so easy and so delicious.
Step One: Use a potato masher to mash the avocados and seasonings until they are creamy.
Step Two: Then add in the cilantro. Enjoy!
Keto Guacamole Variations
We got in the mood to change things up every once in a while, so I thought I would share a few ideas for you to consider! All of these are fine for a keto diet.
Feel like a kick of heat? No problem, chop up some jalapenos and add in a few red pepper flakes, black pepper, or cayenne pepper. Make it as mild or hot as you like!
Tomatoes will add some vibrant color and make it a chunkier texture. Roma tomatoes are a great option because they aren't as watery as other varieties.
If you are addicted to garlic, go ahead and throw some in. Just used 1-2 cloves of minced garlic, and it will be pretty delicious.
Hate cilantro? Well, you aren't alone in that! Feel free to exchange it for fresh parsley or omit it completely.
Out of limes? That's okay; you can use lemon juice instead. I tend to prefer the flavor of lime, but lemon is a suitable substitute.
What to Serve Keto Guac With
Besides serving with keto tortilla chips, pork rinds, or veggies like celery, cucumbers, and raw peppers for dipping I love it with any and all of my low carb recipes for Mexican food:
Chicken Fajita Casserole - This casserole is a bit time-consuming (you need to saute the onions and peppers and have pre-cooked chicken), but it tastes incredible. You can prep the whole meal a day or two in advance and just bake before serving.
Keto Taco Casserole - An easy 5 ingredient casserole perfect for adults and kids.
Mexican Chicken Casserole - This one is creamy, spicy, and tastes great with a scoop of guac.
Keto Taco Pie - We love this easy Mexican-themed meatloaf any day of the week.
Taco Salad Casserole - One big keto friendly taco salad to feed the whole family!
Blackened Chicken Tenders - this recipe SO SO good.
How Long Does Homemade Guacamole Last?
While guacamole is best when eaten right away, you can save it. As long as you add some acidic juice like lemon or lime juice and keep it airtight, it will last up to 2 days. Just keep it cold except when you are serving it.
It's fine to eat it if it looks a little brown, just give it a stir and serve!
- Smash the avocados and seasonings with a potato masher. Stir in the cilantro. Enjoy!
Originally Published May 3, 2016. Revised and Republished April 8, 2021.
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