I have a confession to make.
Even though I live in Texas I am not a fan of Tex-Mex or Mexican food. I blame it on being from Fabulous Delmarva with mostly country cooking. Shoot, I never even saw an avocado until I was in my late 40’s. And I’ve still never had a margarita.
But here’s the deal – once I found out you can make this luscious bowl of heaven called GUACAMOLE with these little green balls I was hooked! I couldn’t believe I had no idea that an avocado is a near-perfect food for a low-carb or Keto dieter!
Add to that the fact that I can really make guacamole fit Keto and Low-carb easily so I’ve done some research to come up with some awesome Keto Guacamole recipes for variation!
The secret to awesome guacamole is to let the avocado shine! Since it’s the star we’ll focus on it first.
Now – on with the show!
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How to Open an Avocado Safely
Before we get to talking about ripe avocados, we need to talk about safety first. Safe D Begins With Me! (Ahem. Sorry. That was drummed into our heads when I was a Disney cast member. It won’t go away! Any other cast members remember it?)
I was always a little worried about ‘opening’ an avocado. I was afraid I’d slice my fingers off. Apparently, I’m not the only one.
Take a look at ‘Avocado Hand’:
Thank goodness I’ve learned how to do it now! For all you margarita drinkers out there – prep your guac before excess imbibing! Or have a designated avocado opener on hand, of course.
How to Tell if an Avocado is Ripe
Look for fruit with just a little give – but not mushy – when you squeeze them. Here’s a tip – if you pull back the stem and see green underneath it (and it comes easily) you’ve got a ripe one. If it’s brown, put it down.
Seriously, though – there are tons of too-ripe avocadoes at the store. Leave them there.
Check this out and you’ll see how to look for ripeness:
How Can I Ripen an Avocado?
Since avocados don’t ripen on the tree we may need to speed up the process a bit – especially if we’ve misjudged just how much we want that Keto guacamole!
Place hard avocados in a bag with a banana or an apple and leave them on the counter for a couple of days. The type of bag doesn’t matter – you could even use a covered bowl. You’re after trapping the gas that comes from the fruit to hasten the ripening.
I’ve read that you can bake or microwave a hard unripe avocado but it isn’t something I’ve ever done. If you want to try it, microwave at 30-second intervals until the avocado softens; baking requires a tinfoil-wrapped avocado at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.
Once you’ve ripened them (or bought ripe ones) store them in the fridge to slow down the ripening process. I personally buy mine at just about the right ripeness and put them in the fridge right away.
Love avocados? Check out these Avocado Butter Fat Bombs
What if I Have to Delay in Making My Keto Guacamole and My Fruits are Ripe?
Oh, this is an easy one.
Freeze those babies!
You aren’t going to be hurting a thing by prepping the fruit (you can even mash them in advance); put them in a plastic freezer bag (remove the air – I just use a straw to suck out the air) and toss them in the freezer for a few days – or even weeks.
Once you’ve removed the skin (I call it a hide – it’s tough!) and the stone it’s perfect for freezing.
You’re not worried about slicing for presentation if guac is your goal anyway.
My Favorite Gadgets for Avocados
I know we’re going to be chunking up the avocados for our Keto guacamole but I’d be leaving you hanging if I didn’t show you these gadgets. There is something about perfect avocado slices that makes me ::swoon::!
The perfectionist in me loves to see cubes of avocado mixed into a green salad and here’s how to make them easily:
This one from My Keto Kitchen makes 3 servings and is a great way to add more fat to your diet!
7g total carbs/5g fiber/10g fat/2g protein 115 calories per serving
This Fresh Guacamole from What a Girl Eats is super-simple without a lot of fuss! Completely authentic and delicious!
(no nutritional data provided but ingredients fit Keto, Trim Healthy Mama (S) and Low-carb)
This Old Gal is a woman after my own heart. She likes things simple and so do I! In this recipe, she uses an authentic molcajete and it sets off the dish perfectly! Check out This Old Gal’s Simple Guacamole and you’ll see what I mean.
Here is a super quick 5-minute Basic Guacamole from Good Life Eats – if you’re doing Keto, Trim Healthy Mama or Low-carb just ignore the chips unless you can find a kind to fit your plan and goals.
That Fit Fam has a recipe for the Best Homemade Guacamole Ever and even has an ingredient I’ve never heard of! If you haven’t either, look it up online to be sure it fits your Keto, Trim Healthy Mama, or Low-carb plan.
Do you really need another recipe for keto guacamole? Probably not, so I’m stopping here. Use these recipes as inspiration to make your own favorite keto guacamole recipe for the folks at your place – you’ll be glad you did!
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