Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Healthy Guacamole
(58 calories | 3 3 3 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
I didn't grow up eating Mexican food, so was introduced to guacamole relatively late in life. Now, I seem to be trying to make up for lost time. I can't get enough of this luscious mashed avocado dip.
Did you know that guacamole dates back to the Aztecs, where it was revered for its high vitamin and fat content. How did they know?
While already prepared guacamole is pretty good in a pinch. Homemade is so much better.
Here's an easy, healthy and delicious Weight Watchers Homemade Guacamole recipe I think you're going to love.
Skinny on Weight Watchers Homemade Guacamole
You'll want to use Hass avocados, the dark greenish brown kind with the rough, bumpy skin to make your guacamole.
The key to delicious guacamole is using perfectly ripe avocados.
Check for ripeness by gently pressing the avocado with your thumb.
If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe enough. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe and perfect for your guacamole. If there is a lot of give and it squished beneath your thumb, the avocado is too ripe and probably turning brown inside, so leave it where you found it.
How Many Calories and Weight Watchers Points in this Healthy Homemade Guacamole?
According to the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook (2015) each ¼-cup serving has 58 calories and
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Weight Watchers Homemade Guacamole Recipe
- 2 large ripe Hass avocado, halved and pitted
- 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
- ¼ cup finely minced onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely minced
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, or more to taste
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Scoop the avocado pulp into a small bowl.
- Coarsely mash with a fork.
- Add the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice and salt and pepper.
- Stir gently until well mixed.
- Serve at once or press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole to prevent it from browning. Serve within 2 hours.
Source: Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook, Fifth Edition : Over 500 Delicious Recipes for the Healthy Cook's Kitchen
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Super Easy 2-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
You might call this cheater's guacamole, but it's wonderful in a pinch, especially if you have fresh salsa in the fridge. Mash together the flesh of 1 ripe avocado and ¼ cup well-drained salsa until well combined and still a little chunky.
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