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Italian Guacamole

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:


Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
120 Calories
11 g Fat
5 g Fiber
150 mg Sodium
7 g Carbs
Italian Guacamole


Fresh California Avocados combine with classic Italian flavors like tomato, basil, oregano and garlic for a delicious change of pace. Italian guacamole is delicious for dipping, as a spread for avocado toast and even on pizza!


Serves: 8

1/2 cup basil leaves, loosely packed, plus extra for garnish
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano, plus a sprig for garnish (or use a pinch of dried)
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
3 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar, di Modena
4 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and coarsely mashed
1/2 tsp. sea salt, or to taste

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Chop the basil leaves, then combine with the oregano, pepper flakes, tomatoes, garlic, oil and vinegar.
  2. Gently fold the herb and tomato mixture into the avocados.
  3. Add sea salt to taste and garnish with the extra herbs

Variations: Top with sliced pickled pepperoncini or roasted peppers.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with grilled focaccia bread or giardiniera vegetables.

Beverage Pairing: Chianti

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 120
Total Fat 11 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 7 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Potassium 413 mg
Total Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugar 1 g
Protein 2 g

Vitamin A 24 mcg; Vitamin C 10 mg; Calcium 17 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 66 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.09 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


(13 Ratings)