I have a soft spot for anything with avocado, and this Keto Guacamole is a particular favorite of mine. With crunchy bacon, smoky chipotle chiles, and just the right amount of seasonings, that is an easy-to-make appetizer that never fails to please the whole family. Serve it with Low Carb Tortilla Chips and get prepared for happy dances all around.
Anyone that knows me knows that I have a strong love of Mexican food. Authentic or Americanized, it is all delicious to me!
Do you know what makes most any dish with Southwestern flavors better? The addition of guacamole, of course!
This Keto Guacamole with Bacon is one of the easiest keto recipes that you will ever make. You can enjoy it with your favorite Mexican recipes or serve it with low-carb chips.
Ingredients for Making Guacamole Keto
- Avocado: You want avocados that are ripe and soft without being brown.
- Lime Juice: If your lime yields more than one tablespoon of juice, you can either add a little more to this keto guacamole recipe or freeze the leftover in an ice cube tray for another use.
- Seasonings: I used cumin, salt, and pepper. For a bit more kick, try ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chipotle chili powder. Garlic powder is also an excellent addition.
- Bacon: Beef, pork, or turkey bacon will all work.
- Onion: I prefer red onion in guacamole, but you can use white onion as well.
- Cilantro: I love cilantro, but if you are one of those who doesn't care for it, feel free to leave it off.
- Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce: You can find these canned chiles in the Mexican section of the grocery store. Freeze the leftovers in a single layer in a zip-top bag.
Tips, Tricks, and Variations
- For a creamier (and non-traditional) twist, try adding a touch of full-fat sour cream.
- If you aren't serving picky kids that will object to more heat than what you get from the chipotle peppers, a diced jalapeno adds an extra kick.
- This recipe is best made just before serving. If you need to make it ahead of time, squeeze a touch more lime juice on the top and then place plastic wrap directly on the surface.
- You can stir in diced tomatoes if you like - be conscious of your macros.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, most all guacamole is keto-friendly. You do have to watch for add-ins, like black beans and corn.
The addition of bacon makes this guac ideally suited for the keto diet.
You can use fresh veggies like celery, jicama, and red bell peppers as dippers, or you can opt for chips that fit within your macros.
For the best keto chips for guacamole, give my Low Carb Tortilla Chips Recipe a try, or try these Seasoned Keto Tortilla Chips.
(If you are gluten-free and want to make my low-carb tortilla chips, make sure you buy gluten-free low-carb tortillas or make my Almond Flour Tortillas.)
Other ways to enjoy guacamole on a keto diet are as a topping for chicken, with Fajitas, or on top of a Keto Taco Salad.
Avocados should be firm but not hard. While you want an avocado to yield to pressure, you don't want it to be mushy.
To test this, you want to press down on the stem to avoid bruising the fruit. Take the stem off and make sure that it is green and not brown.
Tools Needed to Make This Keto Guacamole Recipe
- Fork or potato masher
This recipe is best served fresh or within a few hours of making it.
If you must store it for any length, squeeze lime juice on the surface and place plastic wrap directly over it. It should keep for a day or so without browning.
How to Make Keto Guacamole
First, start by cutting your avocado in half. Remove the pit and transfer the flesh to a bowl.
Mash the avocado with the back of a fork.
(If you want, you can use a potato masher, but I find this to be a bit of a pain because so much of the yummy avocado gets caught up in the masher. It is only worth it if you are making a big batch.)
Add the lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper to the bowl and stir to combine.
Stir in the bacon, onion, cilantro, and chipotle chiles.
- 2 avocados
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
- 4 ounces bacon cooked and crumbled
- ⅓ cup chopped red onion
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped
- 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce chopped
- Peel and pit avocados and mash in a medium bowl.
- Add lime juice and cumin. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
- Add in bacon, onion, cilantro, and chipotle chiles.
- Serve immediately or place plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate until ready to serve.