This is a simple guacamole recipe without tomatoes and onions. Sweet, nutritious strawberries and blueberries are added to the classic 4-ingredient guacamole for a healthier flavor twist!
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The classic 4-ingredient guacamole tastes great on its own with just avocados, salt, lime juice and jalapeno. Don’t get me wrong, I love the version with onions and tomatoes, too. I make those versions quite often. I make this recipe when there’s an abundance of berries at home and to add more nutrition to the already healthy guacamole.
The guacamole is so versatile that it tastes equally good when paired with fruits like berries. After all, avocado is classified as a large berry with a single seed. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this no tomato guacamole can transform even those who hate avocados into ardent fans.
Add a few strawberries, blueberries and cilantro to the basic guacamole and you get deliciously colorful guacamole that looks and tastes festive enough for holiday snacking and is super simple to make. This recipe can serve as a dip for veggie sticks (healthier option), to top your tacos or wraps, or with tortilla chips or nachos. Exactly like my spicy avocado sauce.
How to make no tomato guacamole
Guacamole is all about simplicity, so achieving maximum flavor with minimum ingredients is the key. So try to be very choosy when it comes to the ingredients: avocados, strawberries, blueberries, jalapeno, cilantro and Himalayan black salt.
Choosing ripe avocados
I have used Hass avocados here. Choose firm avocados that are almost black and ripe enough but not mushy. To ensure this, give a gentle squeeze near the stem. It should yield slightly. If it doesn’t, you will have to wait for a day or two until it does. Store it along with other fruits (not in the refrigerator) so that it ripens quickly.
Guacamole flavor twist
The secret ingredient of this recipe is the Himalayan black salt, also called pink salt. One of the must-have pantry ingredients, it gives a unique flavor and is also rich in minerals. It complements and enhances the fruity flavor of this recipe. If unavailable, kosher salt or regular salt can be used, but you’ll miss out on the flavor.
Read all about Himalayan black salt here.
Preparing the fruits
You might be assuming this is the easiest part of the recipe. Yes and no. It depends on a couple of factors like the right texture and how you combine the ingredients – mash the avocados AFTER adding the flavoring ingredients.
- Prepare the avocados: Cut the avocados into halves around the pit and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh and dice.
- Mash: Add minced jalapenos, cilantro, salt and lime juice to the diced avocados and then mash all ingredients together. This ensures that all flavors are well absorbed into the guacamole.
- Get the texture right: Stop mashing when there are still tiny chunks of avocado left if you want an interesting texture. But it is entirely up to you. If you prefer your guacamole smooth, go ahead and mash until smooth.
- Add berries: Finely dice the strawberries and add with blueberries to the mashed avocados and mix until well combined.
- The super-simple guacamole with berries with its festive look can be served as a party appetizer with tortilla chips.
- Or serve it as a dip for veggie sticks as a low-carb option.
- Add dollops of guacamole to wraps, burritos, and tacos.
- Spread it on your morning toast for that xtra flavor boost.
- On deviled eggs for a healthy no-mayo option.
- Make guacamole chicken salad.
- Add it to your chicken sandwich.
- Make this fruity guacamole part of your Mexican party spread with other dips like the pineapple avocado salsa or the spicy avocado sauce with herbs.
What we love about avocados the most is that they can be combined with different fruits and vegetables for interesting recipes and guacamole is the best way to do that. Go wild with variations like:
- All-berry guacamole – add blackberries and raspberries to this recipe.
- Blueberry guacamole with pineapple.
- Strawberry guacamole without cilantro.
Love avocados? You might like this easy 3 ingredient mango avocado smoothie (click to see what the third ingredient is!) with no added sugar.
How long does guacamole last in the fridge?
Homemade guacamole usually lasts about 1 to 3 days. This guacamole will last for about 2 days. If you don’t add the berries (store them in a separate container and mix before serving) you can extend it to 3 days. I use this method to keep it fresh and green.
Can you freeze homemade guacamole?
Guacamole is best eaten fresh or within 2-3 days of refrigerating. Unfortunately, homemade guacamole loses its texture and flavor when frozen.
What to add to guacamole to make it taste better?
If you want to spruce up store-bought guacamole, the obvious thing to do would be to simply add salt and pepper. You can also add minced jalapenos (remove the seeds and ribs to reduce spice), lime juice, cilantro, or fruits like berries as in this recipe. The look and taste of the guacamole will improve dramatically.
Is guacamole healthy?
With all the well-known health benefits of avocados, guacamole is nothing but healthy. But you should be careful about what you’re eating it with. You can do little swaps or changes to make a healthy snack or meal out of it:
Bake your own tortilla chips from wholewheat tortillas. It takes just 5 minutes. This reduces the oil and salt content drastically.
Better still, ditch the chips entirely and serve guacamole with veggie sticks.
If you’re using guacamole on tacos, make sure you use lean protein like baked chicken breasts or baked fish.
Use a no-mayo coleslaw like honey mustard coleslaw as a veggie add-in.
Health benefits of avocado
- Avocado is high in healthy fats and fiber.
- It is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C.
- The avocado consists of 73% water, 15% fat, 8.5% carbohydrates (mostly fibers) and 2% protein.
- Avocado helps in keeping eyes healthy.
- Avocado is an anti-aging powerhouse. It protects the skin from signs of aging and the harmful effects of UV rays.
- Avocado helps in maintaining blood sugar levels, thus aiding weight management, protection from cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
- It has antioxidant properties and hence reduces the risk of cancer, liver damage, and Vitamin K deficiency-related bleeding.
- Avocado enhances the absorption of nutrients by the body.
- It helps to increase circulation, boost cognitive abilities, and build stronger bones.
- Avocado contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that helps boost good (HDL) cholesterol and lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Some interesting facts about avocado
- Avocado is a fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single seed.
- There are 160 calories in 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of Avocados.
- It is native to South Central Mexico.
- There are over 500 varieties of avocados in the world.
- The avocado is colloquially known as the alligator pear because of its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin.
- They have a very long lifespan with some trees in Mexico over 400 years old.
- Avocado trees do not self-pollinate; they need another avocado tree close by to bear fruit.
- The avocado is an Aztec symbol of love and fertility, and they also grow in pairs.
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