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Guacamole Dip

Published in Recipes, Snacks Author: CentraCare

Recipe from Rich Flores, RD, CDE


  • 4 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime


  1. Put the scooped avocado, onion, tomato, garlic and hot pepper sauce in a large bowl.
  2. Add lime juice.
  3. Mash lightly with a potato masher, leaving some chunks.

This is best if eaten within an hour of being prepared. If you are not serving right away, decrease the onion by half.

Yield: 2 cups (1 serving = ¼ cup)

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Fat: 10 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 1 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 16 mg
  • Carbs: 8 g.
  • Fiber: 5 g.
  • Protein: 2 g.