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Roasted Jalapeno Guacamole

March 2, 2019

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Roasted Jalapeno Guacamole is an easy Mexican side dish and dip. Low carb, healthy and with a mild spice, it was made for sharing! Use it for topping tacos, pop it on toast, in a burger or as a dip with some tortilla chips.

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Close up of jalapeno guacamole in a blue bowl

It’s been quite the busy week here, with lots going on behind the scenes, but I still wanted to share some recipes with you guys.  So yes, it’s a simple and easy recipe but it’s so delicious! Guacamole is a staple in Mexican cuisine, in fact, it’s history dates all the way back to the Aztecs, and quite honestly, no party is complete without a bowl of the green stuff! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo and game day parties.

Simple Guacamole Recipe

The beauty about Guacamole s that it’s super simple to put together – simply mash and chop a few raw ingredients and you’re done.  I added roasted jalapenos to my guac to give it a mild spice, and you can make this as chunky or as smooth as your heart desires.  Fresh lemon and lime juice give it a citrusy zing (don’t use the bottled juice people!) and a minced shallot pulls it altogether.

Guacamole on a tortilla chip

Is Jalapeno Guacamole healthy?

When we think of party food, we think of indulgent treats laden with the good stuff (mainly fat, sugar and a tonne of calories!), but guac is your friend! Low carb, keto friendly and made from natural ingredients, this is the dip that keeps on giving!  This recipe is for 4 people (and it is easily doubled / halved), and comes in at around 250 calories a serving.

How to make guacamole without jalapeno – and other recipe variations

For those of you that aren’t jalapeno fans, you can easily make this recipe and just omit them.  This guac has a very mild spice as the seeds have been removed, but you can always use less if you are concerned. If you are not a cilantro lover, swap it out for some fresh parsley so you still get that herby freshness.  Chopped fresh tomatoes are also a great addition to guac.

A bowl of guacamole next to a plate of tortilla chips

How long does guacamole last in the fridge?

Avocados have a reputation for going bad quickly, so this dip doesn’t last for too long.  Because it’s made with lemon and lime juice, it will keep green and not turn brown, so you are good to make it a couple of hours before serving. We had some of this left over when I made it, so I covered with cling film and popped it in the fridge overnight.  It was still good for the next day, but I probably wouldn’t leave it any longer than that.

How to make Jalapeno Guacamole

This simple guacamole recipe comes together so easily. Simply pop the jalapenos in the oven, while they are roasting, mash the avocados and mix in the other ingredients.  Once the jalapenos are done, de-seed them (careful cos they’re hot!) and finely dice.  Mix in with the avo and you are good to go!

Two bowls of jalapeno guacamole next to tortilla chips

What can you eat guacamole with beside chips?

Tortilla chips are the perfect vessel for guac when you are serving it at a party as finger food, but you can enjoy this green dip in lots of ways.  If you have any left from the night before, spread it on your toast or bagel  in the morning.  You can also try it with my Chilli Beef Nachos or 7up Fish Tacos!

Top down shot of guacamole in a bowl

Roasted Jalapeno Guacamole

Roasted Jalapeno Guacamole is an easy Mexican side dish and dip. Low carb, healthy and with a mild spice. This is the best guacamole recipe out there!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 249kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 jalapenos
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 to 3 tbsp cilantro (coriander)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pre heat the oven to 200ºc / 390ºf
  • Put the jalapenos on to a baking tray and put in the pre heated oven for around 15 mins until they have softened.
  • Meanwhile, cut the avocados in half, remove the stone and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. add the lemon and lime juice and mash until you have the desired consistency.
  • Add the cilantro, salt and pepper to the avocado and mix well.
  • When the jalapeno are ready carefully (they are hot!) cut the stems off, open them up and de-seed them.  Finely chop the jalapenos and mix into the guacamole.

Notes

If you aren't able to lay your hands on fresh jalapenos, you can use the jarred ones.  Just chop finely and stir into the guac.
Nutritional value based on 1 of 4 servings

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 35.6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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