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Avocados are life. Can I get an amen? Seriously, I could contentedly eat avocados every day, because there are so many ways to do it. And they are so good for you! But perhaps you are looking to hold back and keep to the lighter side of your eating life. If you’re looking for immediate gratification, I suggest the Trader Joe’s Reduced Fat guacamole. But if you’re like me and like to try to make food at home, try out this light guacamole recipe.
Ingredients for Light Guacamole
- 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cut in chunks
- 1 tomato, peeled and chopped
How to Make Light Guacamole
- Add onion, salt, lime juice, cottage cheese, garlic, and avocado to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and gently stir in the chopped tomato.
- Cover with plastic wrap allowing the plastic to actually touch the entire surface of the guacamole.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and serve.
This makes for a nice, creamy light guacamole that is perfect for dipping. Some people may prefer to use dried onion flakes instead of fresh onion. Those who like a bit more heat may want to throw in a pinch of cayenne pepper.
If you prefer your guacamole to be a little chunkier, you could choose to instead mash everything together with a fork prior to stirring in the vegetables. I’ve included photos of a few items from Amazon that you might find useful. Click on a picture to get more information about it. (affiliate links)
Keep this a low-fat snack by serving it with low-fat tortilla chips, carrot sticks or celery. Chicken and turkey sandwiches and even a burger or veggie burger are also calling for some light guacamole on top!