How to Make the Best Guacamole EverArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Guacamole, with its smooth, creamy texture and refreshingly delicious flavor, makes for a divine dip or sandwich spread.
And while this tasty dish serves up lots of nutrients your body needs like healthy fats and fiber, it’s ridiculously easy to overeat. And too much of a good thing can start to be not-so-good for your waist line. That’s why we’re serving up this lighter version of the classic guac recipe. It uses fat-free Greek yogurt and goes extra heavy on the veggies, which means you can eat more of this tasty treat than typical guacamole!
And while we’re pretty sure guac-aholics will love the fact that they can eat more of their favorite snack, that isn’t even the best part about this healthy guacamole recipe. The thing that makes this the best guacamole recipe ever is the addition of one surprising ingredient… pineapple! By adding this sweet tropical fruit to your guacamole, you’ll get a touch of sweetness that pairs quite nicely with the lime juice and cilantro.
Not a pineapple fan? Feel free to leave it off… the recipe is still tasty on its own. Pair it with your favorite crunchy veggies, or use a SmartCarb like whole grain crackers or whole wheat pita wedges and dip away! Here’s how to make it:
1.5 cups plain fat-free Greek yogurt
3/4 cup tomato
2/3 cup red onion
2 Tbsp. cilantro
3 cloves minced garlic
3/4 cup pineapple
Juice from one lime
1. In a large mixing bowl, mash avocados with back of fork.
2. Add yogurt and stir until well-mixed.
3. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to blend.
Makes about 8 cups
A half cup counts as ½ PowerFuel and ½ Extra