With Cinco de Mayo just two days away and celebrations being planned at virtually every restaurant here in the Southwest, Joanie and I decided we should post about our simple yet tasty low carb guacamole. It is so creamy, so colorful, and can be used in so many different ways. A perfect topping for a hamburger, a spread on cloud bread, a topping for huevos rancheros, a condiment for fajitas, and on egg bakes, or even Mexican hot dogs. Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo is not just for the holiday celebrations, it can be enjoyed all year-long!
We just posted our favorite Tasty Low Carb “Margarita” recipe. Combine that delicious tequila/lime creation with our low-carb guacamole and you are ready for Cinco de Mayo! It will add to any Mexican or Southwestern dinner or side plate. We devoured a bowl last night as our dinner. The “chicharrones” replaced the traditional corn-based tortilla chips or fried flour tortilla chips that are so popular in restaurants near our home. That kept the carbs down and added a little pork flavor. This is also a wonderful vegetable dip for carrots and peppers.
The “chicharrones” are also multi purposed. Check out various uses for these special pork rinds in our recent post.
The ingredients needed for a simple and perfect tasting guacamole are avocados, lime juice, red onion, and sea salt. Any additional ingredients are optional. Each will add a little something extra to the mix. We added chopped garlic cloves, a small chopped Roma tomato, and fresh cilantro. Sometimes, we add a chopped chipotle pepper or jalapeño pepper. You can even add a few drops of “hot sauce.”
The key is to make your guacamole fresh – right before eating. Even with a sprinkle of lime juice to maintain the green coloration, if it is not fresh it will quickly turn brown from oxidation. If you press plastic wrap on top of your guacamole after drizzling lime juice on top, it will keep in the refrigerator for an hour while you await your party guests. We have even seen suggestions to cover the top with whole milk before refrigerating to maintain the freshness. You then drain off the milk and should have a guacamole that tastes as if it were just made.
Our preparation tip is to make it fresh and enjoy right away. Many restaurants will actually prepare it fresh right at your table. That sounds like a perfect idea!
Another treat for your Cinco de Mayo party this year might be our delicious “chorizo stuffed mini bell peppers.” Are you getting excited for Cinco de Mayo yet?
Cinco de Mayo has grown in the United States to become a nationwide party celebrating Mexican-American culture and heritage. So, whether you decide to celebrate at your favorite Mexican restaurant or just have a backyard party with friends, make sure you try our fresh low-carb guacamole with a delicious low-carb Margarita. It is all Tasty Low Carb!
- 3 avocados
- 1 lime (juiced)
- 1 small red onion (finely chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)
- Slice the avocados in half around the pit and then remove the pit.
- Scoop out the inside of the avocados and place in a mixing bowl.
- Mash the avocados with a fork. Add the juice from the lime, the finely chopped red onion, and the sea salt.
- Mix well and serve.