Paleo Guacamole Recipe (That Stays Green!)
Now, this Paleo guacamole is so delicious that there’s a chance it won’t last long enough to oxidize and get ugly. I’m sure you have your favorite guacamole combination, and it’s fine to use the trick I’m about to share with you on your own favorite recipe. But you should know, many people have tried this recipe and declared it the best guacamole they’ve ever had. Spoiler alert:
Tomatoes, while one of my most favorite foods are not necessary for guacamole. They’re just not. I promise. Especially in the middle of winter. I DARE you to bring me a tomato worth eating. Just leave them out, and let the avocados be the star. In fact, leave out anything that isn’t green. Red onion? No. Raw red onions ruin everyone’s day.
I know, I know. I’m pushing the limits of your guacamole comfort zone. Trust me, I’m a pro. I know what I’m doing.
The trick to keeping your guacamole green is soaking the avocados in salt water.
In a Large Bowl, Dissolve:
2 cups of water
1/4 cup salt (I use sea salt)
Paleo Guacamole Ingredients:
• 3 ripe avocados, peeled, stone removed and halved
• small handful cilantro, minced (about 3 tablespoons)
• juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)
• 3 scallions, white and light green part only, diced
• 1 jalapeño, minced (seeds and membrane removed for mild, left in for spicy)
1. Place the peeled and stoned avocado halves in the salt water, and let them soak in there for 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, prep the rest of your ingredients; dice the scallions, mince the cilantro and jalapeño.
3. After they’ve been in there for 15 minutes, remove the avocados from the salt water and give the bowl a quick rinse to make sure there’s no salty residue in the bowl.
4. Return the avocados to the bowl along with with the remaining ingredients (cilantro, scallions, lime juice, jalapeño) and mash with a whisk until you get that perfect balance of smooth and chunky.
Serve with jicama, sliced daikon radishes, and other crispy veggies for dipping. OR: if you really like your Super Bowl party guests, throw together a taco party with some plantain tortillas and your favorite taco meats and fillings.