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Tuesday October 17, 2023


Kale-Infused Guacamole: A Nutrient-Rich Dip Delight

This kale guacamole recipe takes the beloved traditional guac to new heights of healthiness by incorporating nutrient-packed kale leaves. The result is a vibrant, green dip that retains all the zesty flavor and creamy texture you crave. Plus, it’s a creative way to sneak in extra greens into your diet.

Ingredients for Kale Guacamole:

  • 3 leaves curly kale, stems removed
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup diced red onion, rinsed
  • ¼ cup diced cilantro
  • Zest of 1 lime, juice of 2 limes
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • Diced jalapeño (optional, for added heat)

The Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Begin by placing a steamer basket into a pot with about 1 inch of water and bring it to a boil. Add the kale leaves, cover, and steam them until they become very vibrantly green. This usually takes anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute. Once steamed, remove the kale and transfer it to kitchen towels. Pat it dry to remove excess moisture. Chill the kale; a quick stint in the freezer for about 5 minutes works perfectly. Finally, chop the chilled kale finely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the finely chopped kale with the ripe avocados, diced red onion, diced cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, sea salt, and optional ground cumin and diced jalapeño.
  3. Use a fork or potato masher to mash and fold the ingredients together until they are well combined. You want the guacamole to have a chunky yet dip-able consistency. Feel free to season it to your taste.
  4. Serve this wholesome kale guacamole with your favorite tortilla chips, and enjoy! It’s also a fantastic addition to dishes like burrito bowls or as a layer in a Vegan Seven-Layer Dip.

Go Beyond Traditional Guacamole: Try Kale Guacamole!

This kale guacamole recipe adds a nutritious twist to the classic dip, making it a perfect choice for health-conscious snackers and party hosts. Enjoy the fresh and tangy flavors, and don’t forget to invite your friends to share in this guilt-free indulgence.