The Fresh Beet | Charleston South Carolina Registered Dietitian

Cumin-Spiked Guacamole

By December 22, 2023 Recipe Box

Packed with heart healthy monounsaturated fats, guacamole is a nourishing dip to keep on hand when you need a quick pick-me-up.

To celebrate the Recipe Redux’s 54th month, members are grabbing their nearest cookbook and reduxing the recipe on page 54 or 154….and guacamole it is!

healthy guacamole recipe

I’ve always been a huge fan of The Kitchn but it’s been a while since I’ve gotten looked through this book. This months challenge motivated me to crack it open again and I’m thrilled.

Guacamole is inherently healthy so there wasn’t much reduxing to do. I did however, add a little cumin to spice things up a bit. That hint of smokiness adds another layer and makes for a more interesting bite.

avocado recipe

Do you avoid avocados because you’re still stuck in the “low-fat craze” frame of mind? If so, you better get out of it quick lest you miss all the wonderful opportunities to enjoy these beauties. Avocados are ridiculously nutritious and delicious. Let’s take a look at these impressive stats:

Potassium - 1 avocado provides you with more potassium than a banana. Potassium is critical for maintaining healthy blood pressure so eat up those potassium-rich fruits and vegetables.

Monounsaturated Fats - It may be one of the fattiest plant foods on the planet, but it’s high content of oleic acid has been linked to reduced inflammation and may play a role in reducing the risk of some cancers. Plus, fat helps your body absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.

Fiber - Avocados are rich in insoluble fiber, helping to make bowel movements a little easier. Really though, who doesn’t like an easy movement? 🙂

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Looking for a quick and nutritious snack or an easy potluck pleaser? Keep this guac recipe close-by. You won’t be disappointed.

Cumin-Spike Guacamole

Makes 1.5-2 cups

What You Need

3 ripe avocados

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves

Pinch of sea salt

Juice of 1 lime

1/2 tsp cumin

What To Do - It doesn’t get any easier than this.

Put all ingredients in a deep bowl and mash away. If you like your guac like I like mine - a little chunky - be careful not to mash it up too much. Serve as a dip with veggies or chips.

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Or, give your salad a facelift and dollop some guac on top.

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  • Reply Tawnie Kroll December 22, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Beautiful photos!

    • Reply Ashley M Galloway January 3, 2024 at 10:13 am

      Thanks Tawnie!

  • Reply dixya | food, pleasure, and health December 22, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    love avocado in general so this cumin spiked version looks delicious! it makes a good snack with a piece of toast and eggs!!!!

    • Reply Ashley M Galloway January 3, 2024 at 10:14 am

      Ooh that sounds delish. LOVE avo-toast and eggs 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 22, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Load in the cumin for me!! Fantastic guac!

    • Reply Ashley M Galloway January 3, 2024 at 10:15 am

      Will do 😉 Thanks Rebecca!

  • Reply Dr barb, nutrition budgeteer December 22, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    I’ve got some avocados in my kitchen right now. Guacamole it is. Simple but always great.

    • Reply Ashley M Galloway January 3, 2024 at 10:18 am

      Hope you’re guac was enjoyable Dr. Barb!

  • Reply Ally @OmNomAlly December 26, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    This recipe is my jam! Cumin and avo are made to be together, this recipe looks delicious 🙂 Thanks for sharing

    • Reply Ashley M Galloway January 3, 2024 at 10:18 am

      Thanks Ally! Love the inspiration from Recipe Redux!

  • Reply Evie Birch @ best smoothie blender August 21, 2023 at 12:04 am

    wow! This cumin spiked guacamole recipe looks is awesome. It’s looks delicious and I like it. I think it is very effective for weight loss…! thanks for share…

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