Quick 5-Ingredient Guacamole

Guacamole is so versatile. Put it on your tacos, baked potatoes, or throw it on top of grilled fish! But let’s be honest, there’s some prep work to guacamole. To get around it, I’ve tried different versions over the years and ended at this result.

Avocados have become a great option for a heart-healthy eating pattern for type 2 diabetes. They’re full of good-for-you fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They also have minimal carbohydrates, making the pairing with chips a perfect one. The only piece to take caution about is the salt content. Usually, guacamole needs a decent amount of salt to taste right. If you’re watching your salt intake, try switching chips for vegetables. Or, if using guacamole as a topping on another dish, skip the salt in your taco meat, potatoes, or fish.

Makes 12 servings
Serving Size: ½ cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for quick 5-ingredient guacamole

  • ½ cup spicy pico de gallo
  • 4 large ripe avocados, skinned and seeded
  • 2 limes
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt, plus more to taste

Directions for quick 5-ingredient guacamole

  1. Mash avocados with a potato masher.
  2. Stir in pico de gallo and cilantro.
  3. Halve the limes and squeeze the juice into the avocado mash.
  4. Add salt.
  5. Stir and enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 101.5
  • carbohydrate: 5.7g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fat: 8.9g
  • fiber: 4.2g
  • potassium: 305.8mg
  • protein: 1.3g
  • saturated fat: 1.2g
  • sodium: 418.1mg
  • sugar: 0.6g
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Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


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