Spartan Guacamole

Serves 4
325 calories per serving (basic version)
Vegan, gluten-free
Sprint – Level 1



1. Cut avocados in half and remove pits.
2. Scoop avocados out from peel and into a bowl.
3. Cut lemon in half and squeeze juice from both halves into the bowl of avocados.
4. Season with salt and cayenne pepper
5. Mash and mix well.

Guacamole Tips:

  • For a smooth, tasty and healthy sandwich spread, try this guacamole.
  • Leave an avocado pit in your bowl of guacamole to help preserve it longer.

In addition, feel free to customize your guacamole by chopping up and adding some of these ingredients:

  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Sweet peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
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Avocado Facts
The avocado is thought to have originated in central or southern Mexico and was cultivated in Central Peru long before the arrival of Europeans. From there, avocado got transferred to nearly all parts of the tropical and subtropical world, this being the optimal environmental for the plant to flourish.

Avocados contain 35% more potassium than the so-called potassium superstar, the banana. Why is potassium important? Well, it’s an electrolyte mineral that helps our muscles function properly and keeps our blood pressure in a healthy range.


Spartan Guacamole

Jason Jaksetic

Jason is a Lifestyle Editor at Spartan Race and a member of the Spartan SGX coaching team.

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9 thoughts on “Spartan Guacamole

  • Ben Weathers Reply


    I appreciate your guac recipe and will try it tomorrow night. Are you into Paleo or other choices of nutritional eating? My wife and I, son 38 and daughter 30 are all eating mostly Paleo and training for the upcoming Spartan event next month outside of Atlanta.

    Thanks for your uplifting input.


  • Jason Jaksetic Post author Reply


    Paleo is a great framework for eating, because it leads to more natural and less processed foods. I don’t subscribe to a set ‘paleo diet’ – but that doesn’t mean lots of things I eat wouldn’t just fall under that category. For me, I’m interested in eating more natural foods with less processing. I like to keep it plant based – but do eat eggs. I find having ‘names’ for diets and rules are more gimmicky than truly helpful. Just think about if a food is something your ancestors would have eaten – for your body is still engineered like them. Vegetables, fruits, seeds…can’t go wrong, especially if you can eat it raw.

  • Jeffrey Polsky Reply

    I appreciate the recipes, and some of them look interesting. I guess technically avocado mashed with salt is guacamole, but I would never make or eat guacamole without lime, onion, garlic, tomato, and dried pepper.

    1. Jason Jaksetic Post author Reply


      Thanks for the input. This spartan recipe is truly ‘Spartan’, as in the most minimal possible. There is no pretension that this will be the most flavorful and mind meltingly tasty version of guac…BUT, it can be made super quickly, and is awfully nutritious. For a more fancy version of guacamole check out the Papaya Guacamole

    1. Jason Jaksetic Post author Reply


      You can def keep 1-2 days. A trick is to leave the pit inside the mix. Well, I was told that anyway :) and it seems to help. Also, this needs to be wrapped well in something airtight. BUT even still, because it’s so fresh, you will see it start to darken in a day or two. One thing to do is just removed that thin layer of brown, and you’ll usually find fresh guac below. I’ll research into ways to make it last longer, because I LOVE it on sandwiches. It’s all I use. It’s def best fresh so I kinda keep my kitchen very guac friendly.

  • Carlos Reply

    In order to prevent guacamole from Oxidizing (browning) squeeze lemon juice on top after your done mixing. The extra lemon will preserve it and prevent it from turning brown

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