Holy keto guacamole! Our guacamole recipe is the perfect serving size for one person, easy to whip up a fresh batch for a quick keto lunch or scale up for a gathering. It’s also the best guac this side of the Internet. Your hunt for the perfect keto dip is over, my friend.
First thing’s first! Let’s answer all of your burning questions about keto and guac.
Can you eat guacamole on
Yes, you can eat guacamole on keto. As a savory condiment relying exclusively on low carb ingredients, it’s safe to say that it won’t negatively impact ketosis.
In fact, the main ingredient in guacamole is avocado--which can be a great addition to a keto diet!
good for ketosis?
Absolutely. So much so, that we wrote an entire post about avocado on keto. The takeaway is that the carbs in avocado come largely in the form of fiber, which can be discounted from the total carb count when assessing avocado’s influence on ketosis.
Long story short: the net carbs in avocado are low, so it’s keto friendly.
In 100g of avocado, there are 8.64g total carbs and 6.8g fiber, yielding just 1.84g.
The USDA estimates the flesh of one single avocado fruit is approximately 136g, or 11.75g total carbs, 9.2g fiber, and 2.55g net carbs.
Net Carbs in 1 Avocado: Approximately 2.5g
For reference, most people doing keto aim for up to 50g total carbs (~25g net).
What can I eat low carb with guacamole?
You can use guacamole with a variety of low carb ingredients and dishes. For simple keto guacamole dippers, consider sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, or celery.
Whip up a keto burrito bowl and load it up with guac. Go bunless and try a keto guacamole burger, or replace your usual dressing and make a keto guacamole salad.
This recipe would also make the perfect base for chicken salad or an avocado tuna salad! Instead of mayo, use the guacamole to make keto deviled eggs.
Low Carb Keto Guacamole Dippers
- Sliced Cucumbers
- Celery Sticks
- Bell Pepper Sticks
- Keto Tortilla Chips
- Keto Fries
- Zucchini Chips
- Zucchini Fries
Is Chipotle Guacamole Keto?
Chipotle guacamole is definitely compatible with the keto diet. According to their nutrition calculator, a small order has 2g net carbs and a large order contains 6g net. You don’t have to rely on homemade food 100% of the time to make keto work for you.
How to Make Keto Guacamole
Guacamole is super easy to make and you can tweak the ingredients to suit your preferences. We’ve provided a stellar base that would partner well with a variety of mix-ins to make it spicy, chunky, or develop a different flavor profile.
The base recipe includes avocado, lime, garlic, cumin, and salt. It’s honestly wonderful with just those five ingredients, but in the spirit of experimentation consider adding red onion, jalapeno pepper, serrano pepper, cilantro, diced tomatoes, diced tomatillos, chili powder, chili flakes, or whatever you heart desires.
A mortar and pestle makes quick work of fusing the ingredients together, but you can achieve similar results with a fork! Combine avocado flesh with the remaining ingredients in a bowl or mortar and mash away!
For the smoothest guac possible, you may prefer using a food processor to blend all of the ingredients together. However, manually smashing and mixing the ingredients by hand will provide more texture to the dish. If you are aiming for a chunky-style guacamole, make the base recipe first, then fold in any optional mix-ins at the end.
How to Store Guacamole
Homemade guacamole is best when it’s fresh. Unfortunately, it doesn’t store for long periods of time. For this reason, our recipe is written for one serving to avoid unnecessary waste (to scale the recipe, simply adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below).
To store the keto guacamole recipe, place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one day. The lime juice will prevent the avocado from browning initially, but it won’t save it forever!
Tools to Make Keto Guacamole
Avocado Slicer - We swear by this all-in-one avocado tool for slicing, scooping, and de-pitting. Sure you could use a knife and spoon to deconstruct your avocado… but why?
Citrus Juicer - If you are fresh squeezing your limes, consider investing in a citrus juicer to get every last drop. The difference in juice yields is astonishing!
Mortar & Pestle - When it comes to making pastes and homemade condiments, an old-fashioned mortar and pestle is such a great tool to have on hand. It’s great for combining ingredients by crushing them to release maximum, full-bodied flavor. They come in various sizes; for single-serving creations, we use this one.
- Cut avocado in half and discard pit. Scoop out avocado flesh and place in a bowl or mortar.
- Add lime juice, garlic, cumin, and salt. If you want smooth guacamole, add any optional mix-ins.
- Using a pestle or fork, crush ingredients together until you reach desired consistency.
- If you prefer a chunky-style guacamole, add optional mix-ins once avocado has been mashed.
Hi, I'm Tasha–nutritionist, recipe developer, and multi-published author dedicated to helping people thrive and succeed using low carb and keto dietary patterns.