Guacamole is fantastic, and so easy to make. On a ketogeic diet, you really need to get plenty of fats into your days worth of food – so what about piling some guacamole on top of your favorite lunch meat and rolling it up into bite sized pieces of deliciousness? What about grabbing the bag of pork rinds and using the guac as a dip? These are all fantastic ideas – and I’m sure you can come up with some other awesome ways to eat this stuff, because it goes down easy.
I was talking to a Mexican friend of mine that she said that her parents have never used red onion in a guacamole (Uh oh, my last guacamole had red onion in it). She also doesn’t use lime juice in guacamole (or even other keto Mexican recipes), but that’s something I thought was missing from it – some acidity. The white onion adds a great crunch while still keeping the tones of sweetness, bitter, and flavor there. The red pepper will add both crunch and sweetness, and the bacon and garlic will add a rich and delicious flavor. Of course, it’s all bedded inside super rich and smooth avocado for you to enjoy, too!
So, what do you put into your guacamole? What different twists have you made in the past? Let us know in the comments below, we’re dying to hear!
Yields 3 servings of Bacon & Roasted Garlic Guacamole
- 2 medium Hass avocados
- 4 slices bacon
- 1/3 medium red bell pepper
- ¼ small onion
- 1 tablespoon roasted garlic (recipe here)
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- Juice ½ lime
- Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Cut your bacon into 4 strips lengthwise, and then into small cubes. Using scissors makes this step extremely easy. If you don’t want to use scissors, feel free to put the bacon in the freezer for 15-20 minutes prior to cutting (this way it hardens up and can be chopped with a knife).
2. Add the bacon to a hot pan and allow the outsides to get a little bit crisp.
3. Once the bacon is nice and cooked (you’re looking for crispy bacon, here), remove from the heat and set the pan aside for a moment.
4. Slice the avocados in half and take the pits out.
5. Dice your vegetables. 1/3 cup cilantro, 1/3 medium red pepper, and 1/4 small onion.
6. Measure out 1 tbsp. roasted garlic (recipe here). You can mush it between your fingers if you like, or you can let the fork do all the work. I prefer to mush it between my fingers because I think it mixes in better.
7. Add the avocado, garlic and bacon (along with the grease) to a container.
8. Add in the rest of the vegetables.
9. Use a fork to mix and mash to the consistenct you like best. Once you’re done, squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime over the guac, season with salt and pepper to your tastes, and do one final mix.
10. Serve up with some delicious pork rinds for a snack or for lunch!
This makes a total of 3 servings. Each serving will come out to be 225 Calories, 18.74g Fats, 4.55g Net Carbs, and 6.12g Protein.
|Bacon and Roasted Garlic Guacamole||Calories||Fats(g)||Carbs(g)||Fiber(g)||Net Carbs(g)||Protein(g)|
|2 medium Hass avocados||454||41.92||23.5||18.5||5||5.33|
|4 slices bacon||178||14.02||0.44||0||0.44||11.58|
|1/3 medium red bell pepper||12||0.12||2.37||0.8||1.57||0.39|
|¼ small onion||7||0.02||1.63||0.3||1.33||0.19|
|1 tablespoon roasted garlic||13||0.04||2.78||0.2||2.58||0.53|
|1/3 cup chopped cilantro||1||0.03||0.19||0.1||0.09||0.11|
|Juice ½ lime||10||0.07||3.53||0.9||2.63||0.23|