The ketogenic diet consists of eating low-carb, high-fat foods, a program that allows followers to nosh on red meats, fatty fish, cheese, and butter — all while adhering to the program’s dietary guidelines.
Keto’s popularity is built on the notion that participants don’t have to “give up” some of their favorite high-fat foods. That sentiment keeps avocados well stocked in keto-focused kitchens. The majority of fat in avocados is naturally good fat, with 5 g of monounsaturated fat per serving (one-third of a medium avocado). Eating dietary fat helps the body absorb vitamins A, D, K, and E.
So if you’re on the keto diet, don’t skimp on avocados: You can have your guac and eat it, too.
Related: Brush up on your knife skills before cutting into that avocado. Here’s how to cut, slice, and dice an avocado.
One taste of this sharp, salty, smooth mixture will have you daydreaming about ways to eat it. Crispy bacon flawlessly melts into soft, rich avocado. Slather this on a large leaf of butter lettuce and add an extra piece of bacon (or two!) for a quick, delicious lunch.
Individually, chorizo and avocado are culinary superstars. Take it to the next level by mixing them together for an extraordinary guacamole. For a spicier dip, add more chiles. Scoop a dollop on top of a bed of scrambled eggs for an all-star breakfast.
Keep it classic with this delicious, creamy concoction. For extra heat, add more sriracha or cayenne pepper. Slather it on a fresh bell pepper, boiled shrimp, or—if you’re really missing the salty crunch of a tortilla chip—a pork rind.
This keto-friendly guacamole features the best parts of your favorite sandwich. A generous portion of thinly sliced roast beef and sautéed onion fold into chunks of buttery-soft avocado — all topped with a blanket of provolone cheese. Keto purists should skip serving this guac on a hoagie roll (as the recipe suggests) and instead serve it up on a bed of leafy greens.
If you’re looking for more keto-friendly guacamole recipes, these four dips are just the start. Head to our extensive archive of guacamole recipes for inspiration.