I’m pretty happy to live in a world where not liking guacamole is on par with hating puppies or pizza- its unacceptable.
But how about with handfuls of tender kale snuck in?
I was turned onto this super dip at a very unlikely establishment- A 24 hour diner. With not a plant or complex carbohydrate in sight, the kale guac with pita chips was a welcome option.
While the amount of kale in that delectable guac was questionable, and the pita chips were the deepest of fried- I was inspired to recreate this dangerous duo at home.
If the least this guac can accomplish is fitting more kale into your husbands, kids, or boyfriends diet, it will be satisfied.
However this creamy green dip has a lot more to offer than just superfood swag.
Lime-y & decadent just the way you like your avo dips.
- You probably know that avocados are high in ‘good fat’ aka monounsaturated fats that have shown to reduce inflammation, lower LDL cholesterol and retain moisture in skin cells.
- Avocado has more potassium than bananas, making them great for workout recovery.
- Avocados are surprisingly high in fibre, contributing to a healthy digestion system and healthy heart.
- The fat from avocados is helpful in assimilating fat-soluble vitamins into your body (such as Vitamin A, K, E) So be sure to pair avocado with other brightly coloured foods!
- 1 heaping cup kale leaves, stems removed
- 3 large avocados
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
- good splash hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon or more sea salt
- dash paprika
- Optional but delicious toppings: picked or raw jalapeño, pumpkin seeds (toasted or raw)
- In a food processor or vitamix, pulse kale until fine shreds.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mash avocados, garlic, salt, lime, cilantro and jalapeño together if using. Leave some chunks for texture.
- Fold in kale to combine.
- Top with extra cilantro, jalapeño, pumpkin seed and salt and lime.
- Enjoy with nachos, in tacos, carrots, crackers, on bread or any way your heart desires!
- If making the guacamole ahead of time, store in an airtight container with the avocado pit tucked in to prevent browning.