Switch up your favorite guacamole recipe with spicy jalapenos balanced with the sweetness of fresh strawberries. Pair them with some keto low carb friendly dipping options for the perfect healthy dip!
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Guacamole is a staple snack for me and I make it often as a weekly meal prep (not like it actually lasts more than a day or two let’s be honest). Though I love a good classic guacamole recipe, I wanted to create something that would be a nice balance between spicy and sweet.
I often incorporate avocados and berries into my keto diet, so pairing these two for this recipe also seemed like a great way to include healthy fats that would fill me up and taste satiating too!
I partnered with Sprouts to make this recipe this week because whether you have the winter blues or you’re feeling like its time for a summer fiesta, there produce is always on point. Read more below about this keto friendly approach to this delicious dip and how Sprouts can help!
- Large Mixing Bowl or Pumice Stone
- Knife & Cutting Board
- Potato Masher or Forks
Is guacamole keto?
Guacamole is inherently already a keto friendly based on the make up of its ingredients. In fact, you will often find that people that are tracking their macro nutrients are eating avocados as a healthy fat source for this diet.
Avocados are an excellent source of vitamins. In fact, besides containing omega-3’s, they are rich with vitamins C, E, and K. They are linked to several other health benefits as well that help aid in a healthy heart and cancer fighting antioxidants too. Read more about avocados and health here!
So what makes guacamole not so keto friendly?
The tortilla chips of course!
Corn tortilla chips contain about 46 net carbs for 1 cup of chips. Now, on a diet that maxes out around 20 net carbs a day, these would definitely throw you out of ketosis.
What options do I have for making keto friendly chips?
Sprouts sells low carb tortillas. In a pinch, I do love to make tortilla chips from these by cutting them into eight pieces and baking until crispy. What I love even more is the bacon from the butcher counter at Sprouts and using this as a “chip” instead.
Bake the bacon at 400 F for 20 minutes and drain the fat. By baking the bacon until crispy, you get a nice dip-able chip to load the guacamole onto. I even use these from time to time to make loaded bacon chip nachos too.
Other chip options are to make my recipe from homemade keto “corn” tortilla chips if you’re really going for the classic taste, coming it at only 1 net carb for 8 chips.
Additionally, you’ll often find me digging into this guacamole with slice radishes (perfectly crisp and crunchy) or maybe red peppers. I know several people on the keto diet also enjoy eating this with pork rinds as well.
Better yet? Dig right in with a spoon and enjoy! I promise I won’t judge you either.
How do I make a spicy and sweet guacamole?
Jalapenos and strawberries offer a great balance of flavor as well as heat and sweetness too.
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. In a large bowl or pumice stone, add the insides of 2-3 avocados, some diced strawberries, one jalapeno (seeds optional), and cilantro. I love a nice heaping spoonful of sea salt, a little cumin, and lots of lime juice to help prevent browning and to add a little acidity too.
Mash everything together, including the diced strawberries (if they get slightly macerated they will help add more flavor). Once its all mixed, place in a bowl and garnish with more sliced strawberries and jalapenos, and a little cotija cheese too!
- 2-3 Avocados
- 5-6 Small Strawberries diced
- 1 Jalapeno seeds optional, diced
- 1/4 cup Cilantro minced
- 2 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 Lime juiced
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mash together with a potato masher or a fork. Taste test and add more salt if needed.
- Serve with crispy bacon pieces, sliced radishes or keto tortilla chips!