Sweet Plantain Guacamole

The Paleo Kitchen


  •   2 tablespoons coconut oil
  •   4 garlic cloves, minced
  •   1 large brown plantain, peeled and diced
  •   2 tablespoons water
  •   3 large avocados, cut in half, pits removed
  •   ¼ medium white onion, finely chopped
  •   handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  •   1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno
  •   juice of ½ lime
  •   ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  •   salt and pepper, to taste

This savory recipe for guacamole made from avocado and plantains was created by the "Civilized Caveman," George Bryant, and it is completely gluten-free, and paleo-friendly.


Place a small skillet over medium heat and add the coconut oil.

Once the coconut oil is hot, add half of the garlic to the pan along with diced plantain

When the plantain dice begin to brown, salt them, and then flip to brown on other side.

Add the water to the pan and cover to steam the plantain. Once the plantain dice are soft, remove from the heat and let cool.

While the plantain finishes cooking, scoop out the insides of the pitted avocados and add to a large bowl to mash.

Mash up the avocado with a fork. Add the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper. Mix well, then fold in the plantains. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.


Calories per serving:

456 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 143g 221%
  • Carbs 154g 51%
  • Saturated 41g 203%
  • Fiber 61g 243%
  • Sugars 42g
  • Monounsaturated 79g
  • Polyunsaturated 15g
  • Protein 20g 41%
  • Sodium 72mg 3%
  • Calcium 159mg 16%
  • Magnesium 329mg 82%
  • Potassium 5,164mg 148%
  • Iron 7mg 37%
  • Zinc 6mg 38%
  • Phosphorus 528mg 75%
  • Vitamin A 215µg 24%
  • Vitamin C 140mg 233%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 47%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 70%
  • Niacin (B3) 16mg 78%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 147%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 698µg 175%
  • Vitamin E 17mg 85%
  • Vitamin K 185µg 231%
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