So originally I didn’t think this was guacamole, but who am I to name recipes? Turns out with these ingredients this recipe is guacamole. But with cucumbers and basil. So let’s go with it.
Another thing I realized just now: this side dish is low carb and vegan. Can you believe it? The impossible combo. This means it’s great if you want to eat that way to lose weight, reduce insulin resistance and improve your health.
This avocado recipe is perfect for dipping or as a side, it can even pretend to be a salad. Honestly, it can be anything it wants to be. Don’t you dare tell it something else!
Super easy, delicious and healthy, it will be good in bowls and wraps, even if they’re lettuce wraps.
I used this guacamole version for my vegan quesadilla recipe and in a bean, quinoa and avocado bowl – makes everything super satisfying and adds freshness!
I hope you enjoy it, let me know if you have better suggestions for the name or any questions and feedback about the recipe – I’d love to hear from you!
This guacamole with cucumbers and basil is a satisfying healthy side dish that is low-carb, vegan and paleo! You can use it in wraps, in healthy bowls or enjoy with dinner!
- 1 big avocado
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- 4 basil leaves
- 1/3 cup arugula, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- Mash avocado, garlic, lemon and 1 tbsp of the tomato with a fork until well combined.
- Add cucumber, basil and arugula - mix everything well together. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
I used this recipe with my vegan quesadilla recipe.