Guacamole is one of those treats that many people put off when they’re watching calorie counts. It’s true avocados do have more fat and calories than some other vegetables but they’re full of healthy fats, lots of protein, and fiber – not to mention plenty of other vitamins and minerals. But don’t go out and buy a dry mix or premade guacamole when you can easily make this dip at home. You can control exactly what goes into the dip and avoid any of the normal fillers that add fat and calories. Where many people get in trouble isn’t with the dip itself but with fried tortilla chips. Opt for baked chips or vegetable strips instead.
A key ingredient in this dip is the use of roasted garlic. To make roasted garlic you’ll need an entire clove of garlic. Remove some of the papery outer layers and cut the very top off. Set cut side up on aluminum foil and drizzle lightly with olive oil and wrap the bulb in the foil. Place it in the oven at 400F for 30-45 minutes until the bulb is soft to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool enough to touch. You now have roasted garlic to use in this guacamole or with another favorite recipe!