Maybe it’s just because it’s summer but I’ve gotten so many requests for keto avocado recipes lately. In my book, the KetoMAD Diet, I included a recipe for Mr. Picky’s guacamole (see below). I have a confession to make, I’m not a big fan of the ever-popular avocado. I use avocado oil and avocado mayo in many of my recipes. But this isn’t about me, it’s about you. And you seem to love avocados.
Keto Avocado Recipes
One of my favorite websites for sourcing recipes is Wholesome Yum. Click on Keto and then type “avocado” in the search field on the upper left. You’ll see recipes for smoothies, brownies, soups, salads, dressings, sauces, wraps, and desserts. A quick search online will yield literally hundreds of recipes.
What’s So Good About Avocados?
According to WebMD the benefits of avocados include:
- 20 Vitamins & Minerals including
- Potassium, to control blood pressure
- Lutein, good for eyes
- Folate for cell repair and pregnancy
- C & E to prevent cancer
- High in Fiber
- Low in Sugar (Low Carb)
- High in Monounsaturated Fat to lower cholesterol
Did you know that about half of all people who are allergic to Latex are also allergic to avocado, banana, chestnut, kiwifruit, passionfruit, plum, strawberry, and tomato? They all share a similar protein.
Mr. Picky’s Guacamole Recipe
- 2 Avocados
- 1/4 Cup Red Onion (very thinly sliced)
- 1 Tablespoon Cilantro (finely chopped)
- Salt (to taste)
- Lime Juice (one squeeze)
Mash the avocados and mix all ingredients with the exception of the lime juice. The lime juice is optional and is mostly to prevent browning so only use it if you aren’t going to eat the guacamole right away.