Bowl of guacamole with tortilla chips: top view

4-Ingredient Guacamole

Avocados are 1 of the foods that many Crohn's and ulcerative colitis patients can tolerate. They aren't too fibrous so as not to irritate the gut. They are full of healthy fats which is great for keeping us full, especially when we are not able to consume large meals.

Avocados are also 1 of the more versatile foods one can eat. You can add them in smoothies, slice them on top of a wrap, or mash them for the perfect topping on toast. The sky's the limit when it comes to how you can incorporate avocados into your diet.

Guacamole is great for many Crohn's and UC diets

One could argue that the most common (and perhaps best) way to enjoy avocados is by making guacamole. The perfect dip for any occasion, guacamole is dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free. It is fresh and delicious, offering a nutrient-dense snack that leaves us feeling full and satisfied.

Making my own guacamole has been a game changer in my household. With just 4 simple ingredients, we enjoy guac with grain-free chips before many dinners and I enjoy spreading it on some of my favorite dishes. And, unlike the store-bought variety, this homemade guac doesn't contain some common gut irritants such as spicy jalapeños, tomatoes, or red onion. This is one of my favorite recipes to share because of how delicious and easy it is, and I cannot wait for you to try it!

Serves 6

The 4 ingredients!

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 clove of garlic, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste

Making the guac

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mash avocado with a fork, leaving some whole pieces.
  2. Add diced garlic, lime juice, and salt, and mix until well incorporated. I like to leave my guac more "chunky" but you can mash it to your desired consistency.
  3. Season with more salt, if necessary. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables.

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When it comes to cooking with IBD, we're all working from a different set of ingredients. Food sensitivities and dietary restrictions vary greatly from person to person, and there is no one diet recommended for Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. Check out our full list of recipes for more ideas – all from people who cook, eat, and live with IBD!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 140
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fiber: 4.8g
  • potassium: 337mg
  • protein: 1.4g
  • saturated fat: 2.8g
  • sugar: 0.5g
  • total fat: 13.1g

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