Skinny Guacamole

Skinny Guacamole

Makes: 4 servings, about 1/2 cup each
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This delicious guacamole recipe replaces half the amount of high-calorie avocado in a traditional guacamole recipe with a stealth, low-calorie vegetable—zucchini—to cut 100 calories and 6 grams of fat so we can eat more guacamole with fewer calories. We use the microwave to cook the zucchini until it’s very tender, but you can steam it on the stovetop if you prefer.

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Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large ripe avocado, cubed
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Place zucchini in a microwave-safe dish, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on High until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain in a sieve, pressing lightly on the zucchini to extract any liquid.
  2. Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl; add avocado, cilantro, onion, garlic, lime juice, hot sauce and salt and coarsely mash until combined.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 96
  • % Daily values *
  • 12% Total Fat 8g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 12% Potassium 409mg
  • 7% Sodium 167mg
  • 3% Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • 16% Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Sugars 2g
  • 4% Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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