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Sweet Plantain Guacamole

The Paleo Kitchen

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.

4
Servings
427
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Plantain Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Plantain Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
53%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
47µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
33.8%
Vitamin C
32mg
53%
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
46µg
58%
Calcium
39mg
4%
Fiber
14g
58%
Folate (food)
166µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
166µg
41%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
75mg
19%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
18%
Phosphorus
124mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
1191mg
34%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.6%
Sodium
624mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.9%
Zinc
1mg
9%