Guacamole is one dish that is almost completely Paleo when made according to its traditional recipe. These recipes do a great job of accentuating the flavor even more by adding additional Paleo friendly ingredients to it, and using guacamole in different ways. You’re sure to get a renewed appreciation of guacamole if you already love it, and this is one way to top up your healthy fats, potassium, and fiber while eating something delicious.
1. Fresh Guacamole
Preparing fresh guacamole is the only way to eat it, as you’ll want to make sure that it doesn’t sit around too long and start to oxidize. This recipe keeps things as fresh as possible and adds fresh tomatoes and other ingredients to avocado so you’re getting a few different tastes with this. They all complement the delicate flavor of the avocado, so you don’t have to worry that it’s getting overshadowed here. One of our favorite guacamole dippers is baby carrots, which is one way to avoid using tortilla chips or other chips made from grains. Also try bell peppers, as those work nicely too.
2. Smoky Chipotle Guacamole
Here’s a guacamole style that we’re going to bet you haven’t tried yet. It’s made with the standard mashed up avocado, but has an assortment of additional add-ins that make it more interesting. The smoky flavor comes from liquid smoke, so be sure that the brand you use is made from pure smoke without additional ingredients. The chipotle peppers are sure to give this a bit of heat, so depending on what your threshold is for hot foods, you can add more or less chipotle, or swap them out for a pepper that you handle better, or even leave them out completely.
3. Bacon Guacamole
Of course it didn’t take long for a Paleo chef to figure out that they can add bacon to guacamole, and that this would be a good thing. Aside from the bacon the only other unusual thing in this batch of guacamole is a jalapeno pepper, which will make it a spicier version of traditional guacamole, and will go great with the bacon and avocado. There’s also some almond milk used to give this a smooth and creamy texture. It’s unsweetened so there isn’t any added sugar to this. You’ll find that you can use this anytime you’d use a regular guacamole, and it will be a hit.
4. Quick and Easy Guacamole
Guacamole doesn’t have to be hard to make, and the easier it is the faster it is which means you can get to the eating that much quicker. Even though this is a fast recipe, there are a good number of ingredients, which means it’s going to be far fancier than just mashed up avocados. There’s jalapenos, mayo, salt and pepper, and some chile that is sure to make this guac pop in your mouth. The mayo that they’re using is a special recipe, made according to Paleo standards, so you may want to make a big batch of it to keep on hand for other uses.
5. Grilled Pineapple Guacamole
Take guacamole to a whole new level by adding in some grilled pineapple. Maybe this is how they make their guac in Hawaii, who knows, but what it does is adds the familiar sweet and buttery flavor of pineapple into your guacamole. There is also a jalapeno pepper in this, so the pineapple will help keep the flames down to a minimum. A funny thing happens when you combine spicy with sweet: things can get addictive. So be sure you don’t go overboard with this guacamole creation. Even though portion sizes are not an issue on Paleo, you’ll still want to eat an assortment of food each day, so leave room for something else.
6. Grapefruit Guacamole
Avocados are an undisputed superfood, and so are grapefruit. Perhaps you never thought of putting them together, but that’s just what they’re doing in this guacamole recipe. What’s interesting is that they’re not mashing up the grapefruit along with the avocado, they’re mashing up the avocado and then having you add in segments of the grapefruit. This means that the citrus juice it contains remains intact, so when you bite into it it will be released into your mouth. This is one guac that has a sour kick to it, and more antioxidants than you can shake a stick at.
7. Pomegranate Guacamole
You don’t have to get swept away in all of the hype surrounding pomegranates, and how they’re supposed to be a miracle weight loss solution. You’re following the Paleo diet, so weight loss will happen naturally, the way it’s supposed to. You can keep a level head and eat pomegranates because they taste good and they’re loaded with good things for your body. This recipe is using pomegranate seeds sprinkled into a basic guac recipe that also has some jalapenos added. This results in a special guacamole that will give you an even bigger boost of important antioxidants, above and beyond what the avocados supply.
8. Guacamole Deviled Eggs
We’ve included this guacamole recipe to show just how versatile it can be, and to spark some ideas for how you can use it in other areas of your cooking. It takes guacamole and uses it as the filling for deviled eggs. If you’re a fan of deviled eggs you simply must try it this way. Of course the base is still the egg white of a hard-boiled egg, but the yolks have been added to a batch of guacamole. This means you’re still getting the same texture, but infused with avocados, making them taste better, and making them better for you on a nutritional level. Now your deviled eggs can have fiber!
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