This has to be one of the easiest, most nutritious snacks to throw together on short notice — and virtually everyone loves to eat it. With plenty of heart-healthy fat, guacamole is also a great calorie-dense choice for those who are going through treatment and need to make every bite count.

6 servings

15 minute prep

7 ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons white or red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup lime juice or to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and minced (optional)
  1. Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh into to a medium bowl. Then add the onion, lime juice, salt, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapeno, if using. Mix together, breaking up the avocado with the spoon, leaving it chunky (or blending until smooth, if preferred). Taste for seasoning. Serve immediately with our Tortilla Chips or cover with plastic wrap touching the guacamole, and chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 170; Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 10g; Carbohydrates: 11g; Sugar: 2g; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 2g; Sodium: 324mg

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Our recipes, articles, videos, and more content are reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society.

This recipe was originally published on Cook for Your Life. It is used by permission.

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