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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 81.5
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 4.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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Vegetable-Packed Guacamole

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Vegetable-Packed Guacamole

Introduction

My favorite Mexican restaurant serves a guacamole that's heavy on vegetables--and flavor. To slim it down even more, serve with carrots, celery and cucumber slices. My favorite Mexican restaurant serves a guacamole that's heavy on vegetables--and flavor. To slim it down even more, serve with carrots, celery and cucumber slices.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 avocados
    1 lemon, juiced
    2 T chopped cilantro (leave out if you don't like cilantro)
    1 small tomato (plum or roma)
    1 jalapeno, seeds and white ribs removed (that's where most of the heat is)
    1/2 cup chopped green pepper
    1 small white onion, chopped
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Mash avocado and lemon juice with a fork until fluffy and creamy. Chop cilantro, tomato, peppers and onion. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Allow to rest an hour or so before serving so flavors mix.
Serves 8






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  • 31 of 56 people found this review helpful
    I am lazy. I mash up my avocado and just pour an appropriate amount of salsa into the bowl and mix up. (I like Pace Picante Sauce. ) Done. Tastes great! - 9/2/08

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  • 31 of 34 people found this review helpful
    If you leave the pit of the avocado in the guacamole while it is resting and waiting for you to eat it ... it will not turn brown as fast. - 9/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 26 people found this review helpful
    I used lime instead of lemon, 2 minced garlic cloves, cracked black pepper, 1/2 tsp. chili powder, only 1/2 the jalapeno, no bell pepper, and 1/2 tsp. crushed cumin seed, all ingredients coarsely chopped instead of mashed and creamy...this made it closer to what I usually make as my standard...yum! - 9/5/08

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  • 12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Would be nice and very helpful if serving size would be included.I've noticed most of the recipes on SP do not include serving size.If someone knows how to find out pls let me know.thanks - 7/17/11

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    i make this with just a few changes, i use lime juice, red onion and leave the seeds in the jalapeno, b/c my hubby and i like the spice. but i never have put in green pepper, i will next time i make it though, upping the tasty veggy quotient sounds like a good way to go! make this if you love guac! - 1/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I add chopped fresh tomato and diced garlic cooked in microwave for a few secs with olive oil, diced Vidalia onion and cayenne pepper. - 8/31/08

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Yes - I agree with CONNIER62 - it would be very helpful if the recipes included serving size as well as how many servings. This recipe has 8 servings - but are they 1 tablespoon, 2 tablespoons, 1/4 cup , etc??? Just would be nice. - 6/29/12

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    use lime instead of lemon - 7/17/11

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  • Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. Traditionally it should have lime in it, not lemon. Also, leaving out cilantro would be like leaving out the avocado!! I was taught by an old mexican cook how to make guacamole. I agree about vegging it up by dipping extra veggies in it rather then putting them in it. Delish! - 6/19/11

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make mine similiar except I add minced garlic as well and put the seed back in to help it from turning brown. I also add pepper, salt, and a littley cayenne pepper. - 10/11/08

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  • O.K.
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I would leave out the bell pepper, use 2 serranos (instead of jalepeno), 2 vine-ripened tomatoes (seeded), and WAY more cilantro, replace the lemon with the juice from 1 lime. - 8/20/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I wish I could get more specific serving sizes on these recipes as opposed to 8 servings. Would be more helpful to know 2TBsp = x amount of calories and fat. - 6/4/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I like to add extra tomato (makes the color a little off) and lime juice and I find if you press plastic wrap till there's no air left it lasts even overnight in the fridge. - 7/17/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this often and love it. Use it for breakfast with scrambled eggs and also with backed potatoes or wrapped in a flour tortilla. Will have to try the veggies for chips. - 7/19/11

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Hm, never tried using peppers mixed in but will try it the next time I make guac. The rest of the recipe is my 'norm'. Thanks for sharing - sounds great. - 8/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love using guacamole for sandwich spreads instead of mayo. It's a healthier fat and tastes great on a sandwich!! - 6/29/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good dip! My family all agreed there was too much lemon juice (maybe I had a very large lemon? I will use a smaller one or cut that in half next time. Otherwise, very delicious. - 7/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is the same way that I make my guac, sometimes I add some sour cream to make it creamier. Love the chunky/veggie taste! - 6/19/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tomato and onion are essentials for me! - 11/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    OMG! THIS IS SO GOOOOOOOD - 5/13/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Our grocery store has a 'diet,' and 'skinny,' avocado with less fat and calories. The store calls it "Florida Avocado." It is twice the size of the hass avocado, and about twice the price. The taste is lighter and a bit dryer. Thanks sharing the new recipe, can't wait to try it! - 3/17/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    yum - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this for my mom today. It turned out great. - 12/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Made it for my family and they loved it! My 10 year old left out "the chunks" but loved the flavor. I will definitely make this again! - 9/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made it for my family and they loved it, added garlic salt. - 9/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Our family loves our guaca-salsa... We dice the avacado and the usual salsa vegies: onions, jalapeno peppers (we like ours with a kick) cilantro an appropriate size squeeze of lemon or lime ... yummm - I am off to the store for some avacado... - 8/31/08

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  • Sounds easy to make! - 8/6/13

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  • Have made this a few times with different vegetable combinations. It works well any way, and is a great base recipe. I never thought to use tomatoes in guacamole but it really works well! - 6/16/13

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  • I would use lime rather than lemon, and do it chunky rather than smooth, but otherwise seems top notch! Adding bell pepper is a great new notion! - 11/30/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried this recipe but close to the one I use and yes very yummy! - 8/28/12

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  • What is a serving size? 1/4 cup? 2 Tablespoons? - 8/14/12

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  • Read the recipe to determine how many servings it should yield.
    Divide the total volume of all ingredients by the number of servings. For example, a soup recipe that serves four people and has a total volume of 7 cups has a serving size of 1 3/4 cups. This is because 7 cups divided by the number o - 8/1/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pondsitter you are brilliant! - 7/25/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I use lime juice instead of lemon, reduce the cilantro, and add a little cumin and plenty of garlic. I omitted the green pepper and removed the seeds (but not the ribs) of the jalapeno. I grated the veggies as I don't like crunchy chunks. Fat free cottage cheese ups the protein & the creaminess. - 6/29/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's very similar to the guacamole I make, though I haven't tried green bell pepper yet. Sometimes I use chunky salsa (I"m partial to Paul Newman's medium hot) in addition to the tomato... and at times I use the juice and pulp of the little Mexican limes instead of the lemon. Simple is best. - 6/29/12

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  • I used lime instead of lemon and red onion instead of white. And don't forget to take the seeds out of the tomatoes! Add some garlic, yummo! - 6/29/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My recipe is similar except I use red onion and lime juice instead. I'll have to add the green pepper next time! - 6/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is just how I make my guacamole! I've never added the green pepper so I can't wait to try that! So yummy!! This is the only guacamole that my husband will eat! - 5/31/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I THINK I WILL TAKE TO MOTHERS DAY COOK OUT THANKS FOR SHARING I DON'T HAVE A TOMATOE I DON'T SO I MIGHT DO THE SALSA THING ALSO. THANKS FOR TIP. I READ ALL THE COMMENTS AND LIKE THEM ALL. THANKS AGAIN - 5/12/12

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  • Muy bien! I didn't know that about the heat coming from the seeds and white ribs. Good to know. Thanks. - 5/4/12

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  • This was great just as is. did not make any changes - 3/11/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will try this on Sunday!! - 2/3/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have a similar recipe that I like, but I havn't tried it with the jalepeno and I wil now. - 11/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good. Going to make it right now! I think I am going to add a little TVP to it to kick up the protein. Thanks for sharing this recipe! - 11/6/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like this, but leave out the bell pepper and add a clove of garlic and some cumin. I also prefer to use lime rather than the lemon, but will use lemon if I don't have a lime available. - 11/2/11

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  • I use lime juice instead of lemon and Red onion as well. Love guacamole!
    - 10/31/11

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  • Bad
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    70% + of the calories are from fat - 10/20/11

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  • Love the recipe. Easy to make; so great with tortilla chips. - 10/10/11

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  • I make mine with fresh lime, RED bell peppers, and a clove of fresh garlic. Perfect on top of a bean tostado or a big salad. - 10/6/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We love Guacamole and I use a Cooking Light recipe for it. But I am definitely going to try the veggies instead of chips idea! Then I can have it more often! - 9/14/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    me gusta - 9/14/11

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  • I tried this today with out the cilantro because I forgot it when buying stuff at the store. Got to say it was awesome. I will try it with cilantro next time. It also passed my hubby's taste bud inspection. Which is hard to do. lol - 9/11/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    AMAZING! I was just looking this up and here it is.... I must be on a good page today!! gonna get the ingredents... I have the HUGEST ripe AVACADO... can't wait to use it!! - 9/8/11

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  • Totally works, I also just add pre made salsa to chopped avo. To keep it from going brown add lemon or lime juice and cover with plastic wrap (just push it down on top of the guac) Oxygen oxidizes the guac pretty quick. - 8/5/11

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  • I grew up with this recipe, only we add more than 1 jalapeno!! ;-) - 7/29/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love guacamole. This looks amazing - 7/17/11

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  • This is good, I like it with the whole jalapeno - 7/17/11

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  • YUMMY and so quick and easy to make great on cornbread biscuits - 7/17/11

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  • This is the Mexican "Salsa Mexicano" that is served all through Mexico and it is wonderful. Try this salsa on chicken, potatoes, eggs it is even great on meat for a great favor treat. - 6/29/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Does anybody know how much a serving size of this is? Is it just two tablespoons? lol i could probably just eat it all with a spoon its so yummy! - 6/28/11

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  • Delish and easy! - 6/28/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I usually get Wholly Guacamole at the supermarket or at BJ's or Costco. This recipe looks good. - 6/2/11

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  • I love avocados period and guacamole is my favorite way to enjoy their health benefits! Thanks for sharing this recipe!! - 5/26/11

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  • I like to add finely chopped red bellpepper for the color and minced garlic for a bit more flavor
    Thanks for sharing! - 5/10/11

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  • About the same as what I make only w/o the green pepper. I use crushed red pepper instead of the jalapeno for spice, & red onion instead of white. I also add minced garlic or garlic powder. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and smooth down pushing out air and pu pit in middle to keep from browning. - 1/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love guacamole! - 5/12/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love it . I make mine this way too. - 5/10/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OMG! love this recipe!! im so going to try this now! - 11/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe...will use often. - 9/1/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'd be eating this tonight if I had some avacados. Will make this in the near future. - 6/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i love these nice yummy green things. but how do i keep half of one in the fridge for the next day with out getting all black. - 4/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely try this! thanks so much for the recipe! - 3/17/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    looking forward to trying this one....... - 3/10/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will be making this tonight! - 9/9/08

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  • yummy good with some plain nachos oh yeah! - 9/7/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good, I can't wait to try it! - 9/5/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. - 9/2/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will defintely try this...love guacamole - 9/2/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have always just made my guacamole with just garlic salt. Is that high in fat too? - 9/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    love avocado, can't wait to try this! - 9/1/08

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  • awesome - 9/1/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, I will serve it at my next family gathering - 9/1/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds absolutely delicious and very healthy!! I'll have to serve this at my "Fitness" party I'm having!! - 9/1/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds wonderful ! cant wait to try it - 9/1/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try it in the near future..sounds good! (sounds like it will be good on sandwiches..burgers, etc.) - 9/1/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is exactly how I've learned to make it from my Mom! You can also add fresh crumbles cheese, or cotija. DELICIOUSS!!! - 8/31/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds great! will try this the next time i have mexican food! - 8/31/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    really good on salad! - 8/31/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Mmmm...I'm going out to the grocery store NOW to get ingredients for this. Guacomole is one of my favorite foods & I thought I was going to have to give it up because of the fat content. SP saves the day AGAIN!!! - 8/31/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can't WAIT to give this a try. I love guacamole! - 8/31/08

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