Guacamole With A Twist

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"Though it's as creamy and tasty as restaurant guacamole, no one will ever guess there are canned white beans here which not only lightens up on calories but provides that certain "je ne sais quoi" of added yumminess."

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (378.4 g)
  • Calories 152.2
  • Total Fat - 6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 313.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.8 g
  • Sugars - 8.4 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Calcium - 79 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 77.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine the onion and lime juice in a small bowl; let stand 15 minutes.

Step 2

Puree the beans and avocado in a food processor. Add the tomato, cilantro, garlic, salt, hot pepper sauce, cumin, and the onion mixture; pulse until blended. Transfer to a serving dish and serve at once.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Use ripe avocados for the best flavor and texture.
  • For a spicier guacamole, increase the hot pepper sauce to 1/2 teaspoon.

  • Instead of red onion, use 1/2 cup of diced red bell pepper. This substitution will provide a sweeter flavor and a crunchier texture.
  • Instead of canned white beans, use 1/2 cup of cooked black beans. This substitution will add more fiber and protein to the dish, as well as a nutty flavor.

Black Bean Guacamole Replace the white beans with a can of black beans, rinsed and drained. Add 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika to the mixture and pulse until blended.

Mexican Rice: This Mexican-style rice is a great accompaniment to the guacamole. It's easy to make and has a great flavor from the garlic, onion, and cumin. It's a great way to add some extra texture and flavor to the dish!

Black Beans: Black beans are a great side dish to go with Mexican rice. They are packed with protein and fiber, making them a healthy and filling addition to your meal. They also provide a great flavor and texture contrast to the rice, and their mild flavor won't overpower the other ingredients.


Q: How can I make the guacamole spicier?

A: You can adjust the hot pepper sauce to taste. Start with 1/4 teaspoon and add more if desired. You can also add other spices such as chili powder or paprika for an extra kick.

Q: What type of avocado is best for guacamole?

A: Hass avocados are the most popular variety for making guacamole. They have a creamy texture and a rich, nutty flavor. Look for avocados that are dark green and slightly firm when squeezed.

1 Reviews

Peggy Bright

What a lovely guacamole. I didn't have white beans, so used chickpeas (garbanzos). I used Tabasco as the hot sauce and a extra cumin, which I love some much. Nice touch to soak the onion in the lime juice. I thought it needed the full amount of salt, but that's a personal preference. Thanks for posting.


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(29 Sep 2020)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Guacamole is believed to have originated in Mexico, where it was first consumed by the Aztecs. It was later popularized by the Spanish, who spread the recipe throughout the world.

Fun Fact 2: Guacamole has become a favorite of many celebrities and famous people, including President Obama, who has been known to enjoy it on occasion!