Are you a fan of keto friendly guacamole? Then you’re going to want to bookmark the recipe that I’ll be sharing today because you’re in for a real treat indeed. This recipe makes a quick and easy 6-ingredient keto guacamole that’s full of flavor thanks to some truly stellar ingredient choices.
The Easiest (And Tastiest) Keto Guacamole Recipe I’ve Ever Tried
When making this keto guacamole recipe, the first thing that you’ll need to do is take two medium-sized ripe avocados and cut them both in half. Remove the seed and then scoop out the flesh from each avocado with a spoon, adding it all into a large bowl along with your freshly squeezed lime juice.
Roughly mash your avocado flesh and lime juice mixture with a fork before adding in your fresh cilantro, garlic, onion, and olive oil.
Mix everything together until it’s well combined, and then season to taste with salt and black pepper. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and press it to the surface of your guacamole (this is done to prevent browning).
You’ll next want to toss your guacamole in the fridge for a minimum of 60 minutes before you can finally dig in and enjoy it.
Add Your Own Twist to Guacamole
There are just so many uses for this guacamole. It goes great on avocado toast, it’s yummy in soups and salads, or you can even just grab a spoon and snack away with it. I bookmarked a few other keto guacamole recipes from some of my favorite keto blogs that you may want to check out as well:
- Keto Guacamole – Easy Homemade Avocado Dip (My Keto Kitchen)
- Low Carb 5-Ingredient Keto Guacamole (Ketogasm)
- Chunky Keto Guacamole (Perfect Keto)
- 5-Minute Super Easy Keto Guacamole (Keto Summit)
How Long Does Guacamole Stay Good For?
Homemade keto guacamole is actually one of those rare foods that you can expect to last for about as long as store bought varieties usually would.
Unopened store bought guacamole typically stays good for one to two weeks, and between one to two days once opened. Homemade guacamole is similar.
You’ll be able to tell that your guacamole is going bad if it starts to develop a large puddle of brown liquid in the container. Expired guacamole also tends to lose its vibrant green hue.
Can I Freeze Homemade Guacamole?
Continuing on from the points above, you can actually extend the shelf life of your homemade guacamole by quite a bit by simply freezing it. With proper storage techniques, freezing your guacamole can actually cause it to maintain its quality for up to 2 to 3 months!
Is It Normal for Guacamole to Turn Brown?
It’s indeed normal for your guacamole to gradually turn brown. Much like apples do, avocados also contain an enzyme that reacts to oxygen. This process is known as oxidation and it’s largely responsible for that shade of brown that your guacamole is turning.
The good news is that oxidation only affects the surface of the avocado, so you can usually just scrape off the top brown layer on your guacamole to continue to enjoy it.
However, keep in mind that there’s a difference between your guacamole gradually turning brown and a large puddle of brown liquid forming in your guacamole.
How to Preserve Fresh Guacamole
This recipe already covers one of the easiest ways to keep your guacamole nice and fresh: adding in freshly squeezed lime juice. The citric acid in lime juice helps to prevent the chemical reactions caused by oxidation.
Aside from that, covering your guacamole with plastic wrap that is pressed right to the surface is another way to help keep oxygen out. Some people take this a step further by adding in a thin layer of lukewarm water over top of their guacamole before sealing with plastic wrap. This helps to ensure that there truly is no place for the oxygen to go when storing your guacamole.
(Make these chips with this guacamole: Homemade Keto Tortilla Chips)
Quick and Easy 6-Ingredient Keto Guacamole
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2 medium ripe avocados
- ½ lime, juiced
- ½ small onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 small tomato, diced
- 4 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed.
- Scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon.
- In a large bowl place the avocado flesh and lime juice.
- Roughly mash with a fork.
- Add the cilantro, garlic, tomato, onion and olive oil and mix well.
- Season with salt and cover with plastic wrap pressed to surface to prevent browning.
- Refrigerate for an hour then serve.