Who in the world doesn’t love guacamole??? The combination of fresh avocado, tomato, onion, and seasonings makes for a delectable and healthy treat. Guacamole is a well-loved treat, and for good reason. It has all-natural ingredients that are amazing for you, tons of fiber, and even more delicious taste. There is literally nothing better than digging into a fresh batch of savory guacamole. Guacamole has been around for centuries and people have experimented to find the best ways to make it. Check out these five unexpected guacamole hacks to make your next guacamole experience even better.
1. Use frozen peas
Okay, Okay! I know this sounds a little crazy, but hear me out. If you love guacamole but don’t love the calories and fat content that come with it, this just might be the solution you’ve been dreaming of. If you replace one cup of avocado with one cup of frozen peas, you will save yourself 130 calories and 21 grams of fat. 130 calories. That’s amazing!
You’re probably thinking this is a super weird guacamole hack…and you’re probably right. Can guacamole made with peas really taste as good? Guess what…it can! The recipe does not sacrifice taste for healthiness. Even better, if peas are not your thing, you can also substitute steamed broccoli, edamame, or asparagus tips instead. Interested yet? Find the recipe here for this amazing healthy guacamole recipe.
2. Avocado First, Veggies Last
You may not think that the order you mix your guacamole ingredients matters. Well, guess what…it does! You should always mash your avocado first so that you don’t mush the juices out of your onion or jalapeno. Once you have your avocado at the right consistency, then you can add in all the other yummy goodness to it. Doing it this way will give you that extra punch of flavor in each bite. Yum!
3. Use a Molcajete
Ever notice how guacamole always tastes the best at Mexican restaurants? It’s because they use a molcajete (stone bowl and pestle). The good news is, you can totally replicate that at home!
If you want that true authentic texture and flavor you have to make your guacamole in a molcajete. Place your avocado halves in the bowl and use the pestle to break the halves down into chunks. Keep working them with the pestle until your avocado mixture gets creamy. Add in the rest of the ingredients and prepared to be amazed by some authentic and delicious guacamole.
4. Use nonfat Greek yogurt
Again, if calories and fat content is a concern for you, here is another guacamole hack that will save you calories and even add some protein to your dish. Adding nonfat Greek yogurt to your guacamole recipe will make it creamier, fluffier, and so much healthier. Believe it or not, your guacamole will still have the same flavor, tanginess, and texture but without the guilt of those extra calories. Check out this recipe for low-fat guacamole.
5. Put a thin layer of water on top of guac to keep it fresh
You make a fresh batch of savory guacamole but when you go to eat some of the leftovers your amazing guac has turned brown and unsavory. you just hate it? Don’t fret- there’s a simple hack to solve that problem. Just push your guacamole down to the bottom of the bowl to get rid of any air then pour a thin layer of room temperature water on top. The water acts as a seal that protects your guacamole from the air. Store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator and look forward to enjoying your delicious treat again.