The entire family will love this Hidden Veggie Guacamole. It’s simple, creamy and flavorful—and let’s not forget… downright DELICIOUS!
This Hidden-Veggie Guacamole is a great way to get even the pickiest of eaters to eat their spinach! The brilliant thing about this recipe is that this is absolutely packed full of healthy fats and nutrient-dense spinach, all while still tasting like a delicious dip. Your kids won’t even notice the spinach in this homemade guacamole!
Why this recipe works
- The spinach in the recipe completely disappears, so even the pickiest of eaters will be impressed.
- There are no fancy ingredients, just seven staple ingredients you may already have in your pantry and fridge.
- It comes together in less than 5 minutes, so IT WORKS on busy nights.
How to choose your avocado
Have you ever gotten home from grocery shopping and excitedly sliced into your avocado, only to find a brown mushy center? We have! Choosing the perfect avocado can be a bit tricky, but it’s not impossible.
The kind of avocado you want to use for this, or any recipe, is a perfectly ripe avocado. What does that look like? The avocado skin should be purplish in color. It should yield to gentle pressure, but not feel mushy. Avoid avocados with an extremely dark/ black skin. You’re almost guaranteed to cut into them and find those dreaded brown spots.
Another great way to check whether your avocado is ripe or not is to check under the stem. Peel back the stem or cap at the top of the avocado. If it comes off easily and there’s a green color underneath, you’ve got a ripe avocado. If you pull back the stem and find a brownish color underneath, you’ll want to pass on that avocado… it’s overripe.
How to lengthen the life of your avocados
If you’re picking avocados in advance, choose ones with a green outer shell. The stem shouldn’t come off. Allow them to sit on the counter until they’re just about ripe.
Once your avocado has almost reached its peak ripeness, move it to the crisper in your refrigerator. This slows the ripening process and helps prevent your avocado from browning. When you’re ready to eat it, hopefully within a day or two, remove it from the fridge and enjoy that green creamy goodness!
Delicious ways to serve this guac:
- Baked Tortilla Chips
- Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Casserole
- Sneaky Hidden Veggie Enchiladas
- Secret Ingredient Hidden Veggie Breakfast Quesadillas
- Shredded Salsa Verde Chicken
- Food processor or high-speed blender
If you made this Hidden Veggie Guacamole, please leave a comment below sharing what you served it with and how your picky eater responded to it. We love hearing from you and your ideas inspire us all!