Avocados are one of my favorite foods, and this means that of course, homemade guacamole is one of my favorite dishes! There's really no point at all in purchasing store-bought guacamole, since it's never even remotely as tasty as making it fresh. Seriously. Don't even bother. And why would you, when guacamole can be made so easily with just a few simple ingredients at home?
In this easy recipe, avocado pairs with black beans and traditional guacamole ingredients for a rich and textured black bean avocado dip. Serve with chips, or use to top Mexican burritos, tacos or even for a guacamole veggie burger! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
Created for BUSH’S ® Beans by Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D., nutrition instructor at The Culinary Institute of America, mom and author of "The Sonoma Diet". This guacamole recipe is naturally gluten-free.
- 5 avocados, diced
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
- salt and pepper to taste
First, make sure your avocados are perfectly ripe enough. If they aren't quite perfectly ripe yet, you might want to check out a few tips for how to ripen avocados here.
Place avocados, scallions and lime juice into a large bowl. Mash avocados to a coarse puree.
Stir in tomatoes, cilantro and beans.
Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with assorted dippers such as toasted whole wheat pita bread triangles or multi-grain tortilla chips.
See also: More easy homemade guacamole recipes
Makes 9 servings.
Nutritional information, per serving:
Calories 223; Total Fat17g; Saturated Fat2g
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|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||19 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||12 g|
|Dietary Fiber||18 g|