Healthy Appetizer: Red Onion & Bell Pepper Guacamole

Hosting a Super Bowl or Academy Awards party? Or just looking for something to serve to guests at your next gathering? Healthy snacks and dips are key for keeping your guests and you, satisfied and feeling good. This healthy version of guacamole includes avocados rich in anti-inflammatory fats, red bell peppers that are rich in beta carotene, and red onions rich in vitamin B6. Additionally, cayenne pepper in the recipe is good for boosting your metabolism. This guacamole has a spicy and lemony zing and goes well paired with your favorite whole grain chips, or with sliced vegetables.


  • 2 ripe avocados, chopped and mashed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp red bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 baby carrots, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (add more if you like spicier)


  1. Wash all ingredients that are to be chopped and added to the recipe.
  2.  Add all ingredients to mixing or serving bowl.
  3. Mix ingredients together with a fork.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 3

Serving Size: 3 Tbsp

Calories: 230

Fat: 20g

Trans Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 25mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Fiber: 10g

Sugars: 3g

Protein: 3g