Guilt-free Guacamole

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Lighter, Quicker, Better: Cooking for the Way We Eat Today

Lighter, Quicker, Better

By Richard Sax and Marie Simmons

Published 2000

  • About

Guacamole—delicious as it is—is usually disastrously high in fat. It is sometimes made with sour cream and/or mayonnaise, which drive calories, fat, and cholesterol through the roof. Besides, the avocado itself is a concentrated source of fat—one of the highest in the vegetable kingdom, with over 300 calories in each one, and 80 percent fat by calories. But that fat is mostly monounsaturated, so it may help reduce blood cholesterol.

We’ve cut back on fat by adding diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion to the basic mixture, while keeping all the luscious flavor in.