This no-mayo guacamole is the solution if you love guacamole, but steer clear because the addition of mayo ups the calories. With this recipe you’ll discover the love and joy of eating this very healthy side dish without the fear of unwanted calories.
Make It Today!
This no-may guacamole recipe was given to me by my good friend Sandra who hails from Texas. Sandra and her husband Scott shared a lot of Tex-Mex recipes with us over the years, but my truly favorite one was her guacamole recipe.
Never a Guacamole Fan
I was never a big guacamole fan, mostly because of the mayo addition. During a summer night while preparing for soiree at their house, we arrived early and pitched in with the food preparations. Sandra handed me the avocados to get ready to make guacamole. She asked if I had a favorite recipe I wanted to use. I told her I’d never made guacamole and didn’t really like it.
You’ll Love It!
It was a challenge and all that Texas gal needed to hear to make her smile. “Well, tonight you’re going to learn how to make the easiest and tastiest guacamole you’ve ever had.” And, she was telling the truth! I fell in love with this recipe and since then, I’ve only found it in one American-Mexican restaurant. This was a locally owned restaurant and the owners were from Mexico. They assured me this same guacamole is an authentic recipe from their region.
I’ve made this recipe for over 20 years, so I don’t really use exact measurements since each avocado is different, some much larger than others. I just sprinkle the garlic and onion powder into the mashed avocado and continue to add until I have the right blend. I know that probably isn’t very helpful to you, so I’ve written this recipe for a small avocado with conservative measurements.
Taste Test Is Best
The best way to put this recipe together is with the taste test. My family loves strong flavors, but if yours has a more sensitive palate, then you may want to start out with these small measurements and add more if it isn’t strong enough.
No-Mayo Guacamole Recipe
The ingredients are simple:
- 1 small avocado
- ¼ tps garlic powder
- ¼ tps onion powder
- ¼ tsp lemon juice (don’t substitute with lime since it will mask the avocado taste)
- 1 tbs freshly chopped cilantro or 2 tps dried cilantro
- Cut the avocado lengthwise on each size.
- Remove the pit.
- Using a spoon scoop the avocado out and place into a bowl
- Using a fork, mash the avocado until it has a good texture.
- Add the onion powder, garlic powder, salt and lemon juice.
- Mix well. Add the cilantro and mix again until fully blended.
Serve as a dip for nacho chips or as a side dish with meals.
It tastes amazing! Try it and you won’t use any other recipe. The key to this recipe is the cilantro. Never omit it from the recipe. You can always adjust any of these ingredients to your personal taste. Some people prefer more garlic and some like to add more cilantro. Start with small amounts and add in small increments. After all, cooking is truly an artform catering to personal taste.
Great for Non-Mexican Dishes
Now you have the best most delicious guacamole recipe ever created. Seriously, it is all that in my house. There are many ways you can incorporate this healthy dish in your meals.
- Use it in place of mayonnaise on sandwiches.
- Add to your hamburger supper in place of ketchup, mustard and relish.
- Veggie salads zing when you add this guacamole.
- Snack time with bruschetta toasts and all types of crackers. Add a dollop of salsa topped with sour cream.
- Use a dollop of guacamole along with sour cream to top a steaming bowl of black bean soup. (I also add salsa to my soup mixture for extra kick.)
- You can use this guacamole recipe as a side dish for a steak dinner, roasted chicken or fried pork chops.
- Celery sticks with feta cheese are great when topped with this guacamole.
Discovering Standby Recipes
I love finding recipes that I can incorporate as one of my old standbys. This guacamole has withstood the test of time and we have it several times a month. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.