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Overhead shot of Italian guacamole in a bowl with bread and basil scattered around.
Italian Guacamole
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

For a delicious twist, use fresh basil in this Italian guacamole. So good smeared on bread or as a dip for crackers or crunchy breadsticks!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: guacamole, italian guacamole
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 169 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados, cut in half and pits removed
  • 1/4 cup red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, minced
  • splash of white wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • a few turns of black pepper
Instructions
  1. Hold the avocado half in your hand and cut through in a cross hatch, without cutting through the skin. Scoop out into a bowl. Repeat with the other halves.
  2. Stir all of the ingredients together. If you prefer a less chunky guac, mash with a large fork until you reach your desired consistency.
Recipe Notes
  • Make sure you use ripe avocados for the best results. To test if your avocado is ripe, press its side. It should yield slightly, but not feel too soft or mushy.
  • Avocados will oxidize and turn brown when they are cut and exposed to air. To ensure that they don't turn, have all of your ingredients prepped and ready before you slice into them.
  • The lemon juice will also help to prevent oxidation, drizzle it immediately over the chopped avocado and toss well.
  • Guacamole should be made as close to serving time as possible, but if you need to store it in the refrigerator for a short while before serving, cover it with plastic wrap, pressing it right on the surface of the guacamole.
  • Don't skip the salt! It helps to bring out the flavor of all of the ingredients. Season, taste, adjust, enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Italian Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 299mg13%
Potassium 524mg15%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 303IU6%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.