Dr. BBQ’s Roasted Garlic Guacamole Recipe

Roasting the garlic brings out its sweetness
Staff Writer

Photo Modified: Flickr/Saaleha Bamjee

One of Dr. BBQ's favorites! Roasting the garlic brings out its sweetness, adding a deeper flavor to complement the jalapeños and creamy avocado. - Allison Beck

Photo Modified: Flickr/Saaleha Bamjee


Halve the avocados, removing two of the pits and setting aside the third. With a large spoon, scoop out the flesh into a medium glass bowl.

Over a cutting board, squeeze the head of roasted garlic to remove the cloves. Roughly chop them, and set aside. Halve the roasted and peeled jalapeños, removing the top and some or all of the seeds, depending how hot you like your guacamole (the seeds have a lot of the heat). Roughly chop the flesh and set aside.

Mash together the avocado mixture with a fork. To this, add the onion, cilantro, tomatoes (if you are using them), half of the garlic, and half of the jalapeños and combine. Season to taste with salt, pepper,  and half of the lemon juice. Mix well. Place the reserved pit on top, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 5 minutes. (Adding the pit will help keep the guacamole from discoloring).

When ready to serve, remove the plastic, mix well and taste (it’s best to taste with the chips you’ll be serving). If desired, add all or some more of the garlic, jalapeño, and lemon juice. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Mix well and serve. This is best made at the last minute.



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Calories per serving:

184 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 15g 23%
  • Carbs 14g 5%
  • Saturated 2g 11%
  • Fiber 8g 31%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 10g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 3g 6%
  • Sodium 11mg 0%
  • Calcium 38mg 4%
  • Magnesium 36mg 9%
  • Potassium 587mg 17%
  • Iron 1mg 5%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 73mg 10%
  • Vitamin A 19µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 30mg 49%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 7%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 9%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 20%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 88µg 22%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin K 31µg 39%
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