Quick Guacamole

Quick Guacamole

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005

Mash a few avocados, stir in some fresh salsa and a squeeze of lemon juice and you've made the easiest healthy guacamole. Guacamole will turn brown if allowed to sit and is best made shortly before serving. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos, enchiladas or burritos.

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  • 3 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 cup prepared fresh salsa
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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  1. Using a potato masher, mash diced avocados in a medium bowl, leaving them a little chunky. Add salsa, lemon juice and salt; stir to combine.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1/3 cup
  • Per serving: 126 calories; 11 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 65 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 224 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 80 mg sodium; 414 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Folate (16% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat

Reviews 4

June 30, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
^READER'S COMMENT: If you put the avocado pit in with the dip to store it, it will not turn brown. Why Do Cut Avocados Turn Brown? Avocados contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase, which when in contact with oxygen in the air, causes avocados to turn brown. Really the best way to keep an avocado from turning brown is to reduce its contact with air as much as possible. The methods you're most familiar with all attempt to do this, but many fail. The Pit Method Most food specialists will claim that leaving the pit in an avocado will keep it from turning brown, or placing the pit in a bowl of guacamole will keep the dip from turning brown. This is only partially true. Yes, if the pit was not detached from one half of the cut avocado, the flesh that stays in contact with the pit will not turn brown. And anyway it takes about 6 hours for a cut avocado to start turning brown when it sits at room temperature. That is because it hasn't come into contact with oxygen. Just think, when you make guacamole and place a pit in the bowl, you also tend to cover the dip with plastic wrap, right? It's really the plastic wrap that keeps the guacamole from turning brown, not the pit! So this method is false. The Citrus Method Acid does help keep an avocado from browning, but really it only slows down the process. If you're only eating half an avocado, say for breakfast or lunch, keep the pit attached to the second half and rub the cut side with a little lemon or lime juice. Place it
September 16, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
If you put the avocado pit in with the dip to store it, it will not turn brown.
April 27, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I make my salsa this way but I also add some plain nonfat yoghurt to give it that sour cream taste and I omit the salt. My husband loves it!
February 02, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
replace salt with garlic salt.