I love avocados. And I love kale. So here you go: Kale Guacamole.
I can’t say that I can take credit for this recipe. I have seen kale guacamole before in health food stores. But just thought I would pass on the recipe in case you had never seen it.
Avocados and kale are 2 of my most favorite food. I could eat them EVERY day. (And often do!) Avocados are considered a superfood as they loaded with healthy fats, potassium, B6, folic acid, Vitamin E, and antioxidants. Kale is full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is a great source of iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and calcium.
You will notice that I used cooked kale for this recipe. I am not a big fan of RAW kale. Kale is a goitrogenic vegetable which means that when it is eaten raw, it can inhibit thyroid function. Chris Kresser talked about this in The Thyroid Sessions last week. You can reduce the goitrogenic properties of foods by cooking them. Other goitrogenic veggies include: Brussels Sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, turnips, mustard greens, kohlrabi, and bok choy.
BTW, The Thyroid Sessions rocked! Hope you all had a chance to listen in on some of the awesome interviews on thyroid health. Lots of excellent info that you won’t get from your conventional doctor. Missed it? You can check it out HERE.
Back to the gauc: Never had kale guacamole? Sound weird to you? It’s super tasty, I promise! I’m all about food that has lots of bang for your buck. Nutrient-dense and deeply satisfying. The perfect dip for all of your veggies. I love to throw it on top of salads. Kale guac makes any burger better. And it’s the perfect way to sneak a bit more greens into your diet.
You will need a food processor for this recipe. It’s the trick for getting this guacamole to be creamy smooth. If you haven’t tried kale guacamole before, you really should. You will thank me later!
- 5 leaves of kale
- ¼ small red onion
- 3 ripe avocados
- 2 TBS fresh cilantro
- ½ clove fresh garlic, minced (more if you like it garlicky)
- ½ tsp unrefined sea salt (like this)
- 1 TBS fresh lime juice
- ¼ tsp cumin
- OPTIONAL: a small jalapeño or a titch of cayenne for some heat
- Steam or boil kale for about 7-9 minutes. Drain well and allow to cool. (Cooking the kale reduces the goitrogenic properties of kale.)
- Once kale has cooled, process onions, kale, and garlic in a food processor until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until desired consistency.
- Adjust for lime and salt. ENJOY!
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- Fresh and Chunky Guacamole
- Chipotle Copy Cat Guacamole
- Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs
- Easy and Fresh 5 Minute Guacamole