A basic guacamole can consist of just three ingredients. Of course, the main ingredient that no guac would be a guac without is the creamy, dreamy avocados that are filled with protein and good fats that help aid rapid weight loss, push off hunger and diminish belly fat. The next two items? A splash of lime juice and a pinch of salt. But as effortlessly tasty as that combo is, who wants to just eat a basic guac when there are so many delicious recipes packed with even bolder flavors and more health boosting nutrients out there?
Since guacamole is typically paired with salt- and oil-drenched tortilla chips loaded with sodium and fat this healthy snack can turn into a weight loss nightmare quickly (especially when you end up munching on a whole bag). Instead, enjoy these guacamoles with veggie sticks like celery, carrots, cucumber, jicama, and peppers. Happy dipping!
HEALTHY GREEK YOGURT GUACAMOLE
Nutrition: 108 calories, 9 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 17 mg sodium, 8 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 4 g protein
The addition of Greek yogurt makes this guacamole extra smooth and creamy. Plus, it helps promote good gut health with probiotics that will kill bad bacteria. It's easy to make and loaded with some pretty bold flavors!
Get the recipe from Chef Savvy.
GUACAMOLE WITH FROZEN PEAS
Nutrition: 91 calories, 5 g fat, 10 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 2 g protein
Don't freak out about peas in your beloved guacamole! This recipe cuts down on calories and fat by throwing frozen peas into the mix in place of more avocado without changing any of its delicious taste. It's just a lighter version of your classic guac that even keeps the same rich green color you're looking for. If you're one to like your portions on the bigger side, this recipe is definitely for you!
Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food.
Nutrition: 208 calories, 13 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 327 mg sodium, 22 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 7 g protein
After seeing this guacamole hummus marriage made in heaven, guacahummus is our new favorite thing! Combining two of the best dips out there (not only for taste, for health too) makes for a powerful snack to be indulging in. This guac is a little higher in calories because of the addition of chickpeas, but it's also loaded with good-for-you fats that will fight hunger along with some amazing muscle-building protein. For more places to add chickpeas, check out 20 Amazing, Surprising Ways to Eat Chickpeas!
Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
Nutrition: 107 calories, 9 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 157 mg sodium, 8 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 2 g protein
Not only does adding spice to guacamole amp up the flavor it also amps up your metabolism. Sauces like Sriracha (that's made from chili peppers) and jalapenos contain capsasin, an active ingredient that gives peppers their firey flavor and a burning sensation. Capsaicin has been shown to play a vital role in helping aid weight loss.
Get the recipe from My Baking Addiction.
Nutrition: 94 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 6 mg sodium, 12 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 1 g protein (calculated without chips)
Perfect for a summer day, this refreshingly sweet guacamole is guaranteed to please your tastebuds! Using vitmin-rich ingredients like avocado, pineapple, banana and mango (which are all on our list of Best Fruits For Your Weight Loss Smoothies], plus the juice from an orange make for a tangy twist on the average guac.
Get the recipe from Cafe Johnsonia.
HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE GUACAMOLE DIP
Nutrition: 112 calories, 9 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 5 mg sodium, 10 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 4 g sugars, 2 g protein
Pomegranate seeds are a great addition to guacamole if you're looking for a touch of tang with a little crunch. These fun little fruit seeds are dense in cell-repairing antioxidants that help burn fat! A single pomegranate can provide 30 mg of vitamin C, which can help keep your skin glowing!
Get the recipe from Just A Taste.
Nutrition: 159 calories, 13 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 280 mg sodium, 5 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 4 g sugars, 5 g protein
Putting bacon and cheese in anything can make it pretty spectacular in flavors, and this guacamole is no different! The crispy bacon and creamy cotija combine perfectly with smooth avocado to make a dip that's to die for.
Get the recipe from What's Gaby Cooking.
Nutrition: 140 calories, 11 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 195 mg sodium, 14 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 2 g protein
Chunky or smooth guacamole is a personal preference that no one should mess with. If you'd rather see all the delicious ingredients that go into a guac instead of mashing them together into one big mush then go for this recipe that creates an eye-pleasing bowl.
Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
Nutrition: 134 calories, 11 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 80 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 2 g protein
Grilling avocados pre-guacamole…mind, blown. This simple step takes a classic guac to a whole new level. Some pretty impressive flavors come from grilling an avocado, that make this dip that much better. Use this to smother your tacos, load your toast and top your savory breakfast bowls. For other ways to fit avocado into your diet try these 30 Best Avocado Recipes on Instagram!
Get the recipe from Garden Betty.
SWEET CORN GRILLED GUACAMOLE
Nutrition: 129 calories, 10 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 68 mg sodium, 10 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 3 g protein
Adding a simple ingredient like corn can make all the difference in a guacamole! This essential summer barbecue staple introduces a sweet touch to the dip and can also provide antioxidant benefits.
Get the recipe from Damn Delicious.
BLACK BEAN GUACAMOLE
Nutrition: 144 calories, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 293 mg sodium, 16 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 4 g protein
Beans are another great source of protein, healthy fats and fiber that combine perfectly with avocados to make a rich and smooth guacamole. This recipe calls for Greek yogurt and black beans, but white and red beans would work, too!
Get the recipe from The Lean Green Bean.
SHRIMP AVOCADO SALSA
Nutrition: 194 calories, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 181 mg sodium, 13 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 5 g sugars, 17 g protein
Adding shrimp to guacamole is pure genius. It ups the protein intake and can be the perfect lunch. Shrimp is a low-fat, low-calories fish that's rich in iodine. This recipe calls for no salt, oil or added fat making it a special treat you can enjoy frequently without worrying about the after-guilt.
Get the recipe from Natasha's Kitchen.
Nutrition: 115 calories, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 6 mg sodium, 13 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 2 g protein
This sweet dessert style guacamole uses fruits instead of the average ingredients, swapping out tomatoes and onions with strawberries, mango, and jicama "chips". It also calls for a hint of maple syrup to get a more sugary flavor without adding any refined sugar. Maple syrup contains vitamin B2 has been shown to help defeat bad bacteria.
Get the recipe from Eat With Your Means.
LIGHTER AVOCADO DIP
Nutrition: 116 calories, 9 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 45 mg sodium, 8 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 2 g protein
The secret ingredient in this dip is the all-mighty cauliflower. This low-calorie, low-fat veggie has been showing up in some of our old favorites, from pizza to pudding and with good reason. It adds all the richness to a guacamole without adding to the fat and calorie counts. For more ways to use cauliflower check out 17 Genius Ideas for Cooking with Cauliflower!
Get the recipe from La Fugi Mama.
Nutrition: 110 calories, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 120 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 0 g sugars, 3 g protein
This recipe calls for only four staple ingredients that perfectly mix Italian and Latin American culture to make a delicious guacamole fusion. The flavors are off the chart using a combination of pesto and avocado that are oh-so inviting.
Get the recipe from Food Done Light.
Nutrition: 157 calories, 13 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 254 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 2 g protein
Why top your fajita with guacamole when you can make a guacamole that tastes just like fajitas! It's filled with peppers, onions, plenty of lime juice and queso fresco that makes this stuff is good enough you could eat it with a spoon.
Get the recipe from She Likes Food.
Nutrition: 96 calories, 6 g fat, 144 mg sodium, 4.5 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 0 g sugars, 6 g protein
Crab is lean protein that can add some real spunk to almost any dish. It has a soft, delicate texture that fits well within a guacamole recipe. Its sweet taste adds a little flair and a great bite.
Get the recipe from Skinny Taste.
Nutrition: 146 calories, 13 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 126 mg sodium, 10 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 2 g protein
This guac has gone Greek by using Mediterranean ingredients instead of the classic combo. Bold flavors come from using lemon, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, oregano and parsley and mixed with avocado to create a savory guacamole with a whole new profile.
Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.
GUACAMOLE WITH PISTACHIO
Nutrition: 169 calories, 15 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 94 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 5 g protein
Pistachios are the perfect wholesome ingredient to add to guac. They are an abundant source of protein, fats, and minerals that provide us with energy and antioxidants. Research has shown that diets consisting of pistachios may help lower bad cholesterol and increase the good. It's a simple trick to increase those nutrients in your dip!
Get the recipe from Healthy Green Kitchen.
LIME CASHEW GUACAMOLE
Nutrition: 204 calories, 17 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 24 mg sodium, 12 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 2 g protein (calculated using just the guacamole)
Mixing a small handful of cashews into a guacamole can make all the difference in texture. Cashews have a buttery smooth crunch and provide heart-healthy monounsaturated fats similar to those found in olive oil.
Get the recipe from Fit Eat Repeat.