Avocado is not only one of the healthiest things you can eat, but it is also amazingly versatile. From being a basic buttery spread to serving as the chief ingredient in savory dips to driving a dreamy creamy chocolate mousse, the sky's the limit for one of nature’s most decadent fruits. This simple recipe makes a great addition to any meal. Vegan, Paleo, and keto-friendly.

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  • Preparation Time

    10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating

  • Serves



  1. 2 ripe avocados
  2. 1 clove garlic (or more, to taste), peeled and roughly chopped or crushed
  3. Juice of 1 lemon and/or lime (or more, as desired), freshly squeezed
  4. ¼ tsp. hot (i.e. chili) sauce, or to taste (optional)
  5. Salt or substitute, to taste (optional)


  1. Cut avocados in half. Remove the stone and scoop the flesh into a blender (or bowl, if you’re using an immersion blender).
  2. Add the garlic and lemon/lime juice, and puree until smooth. Add more juice as desired to modify the texture and thickness.
  3. Add salt and hot sauce to taste, if desired.
  4. Keep refrigerated.
Terrific on whole grain toast! (1 1-ounce/28-gram slice = 1 carb exchange). Serving Size: 2 tablespoons / 30 grams Exchanges per Serving: ¼ Carb, 0 Protein, 1½ Fat

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