Paleo Super Nachos

What’s better than Nachos?? SUPER NACHOS!! Are the regular kind nacho friend anymore?! lol! Me too, me too! So I created this yummy recipe in partnership with my friends over at Vitacost.com They’re also grain-free, dairy-free & paleo friendly to boot! The perfect size to share with a big group of your loved ones!

I started with a base of Grain-free tortilla chips and then layered on all of my favorite things like, avocado, olives, peppers, taco meat, green onions, cilantro, dairy free nacho cheese sauce and a homemade dairy free sour cream for you to whip up when you make the recipe below!

I also have my preservative and additive free taco seasoning recipe below for you to enjoy. The recipe leaves you with a little extra seasoning to store in your pantry for future recipes. My seasoning is SO easy to blend together and definitely makes the taco meat something special! I served mine on my Lodge cast iron pizza pan but you could also use a large platter or sheet pan! I hope you try it out soon!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vitacost. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.

Paleo Super Nachos

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. grass fed ground beef
  • 2-5 oz. pkgs. Siete tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1-10 oz. container of dairy free cheese sauce, warmed up
  • 6 mini bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 jalepeno, thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado, sliced or chopped
    Dairy Free Sour Cream:
  • 2 tbsp full fat coconut milk, scooped from the top
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt
    Taco Seasoning Mix:
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt (adjust to your liking)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients for the taco seasoning mix and set aside.
  2. in a small bowl combine all ingredients for dairy free sour cream and whisk together until it resembles sour cream, set aside.
  3. Add ground beef to a skillet with 2 tbsp. of the taco seasoning mix and cook over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 to 12 mins. Drain grease, cover to keep warm and set aside.
  4. Spread tortilla chips evenly on a large pan topping with taco meat, warm cheese sauce, olives, peppers, green onions, cilantro, sliced/chopped avocado, sour cream and any other toppings you enjoy.
  5. Serve immediately!
http://www.paleopaparazzi.com/2019/04/paleo-super-nachos/

Breadless Bell Pepper Sandwich (Whole30-Keto-Paleo)

The Bell Pepper Sandwich will be your best friend when doing a Whole30 challenge or trying to eat Keto or Paleo or really…. just trying to clean up your diet and eat more real foods! I stumbled upon the Bell Pepper Sandwich on the vintage version of Instagram some time around 2013, before the Algorithm. Kind of like Sweet Potato Toast, before it’s time in the lime light.

This was shortly after completing my very first Whole30 and by golly it saved my life! Well, it’s actually still saving my life lol! Here it is 2019 and I’m not sure the Breadless Bell Pepper Sammy will ever go out of style, kind of like a good pair of Bell bottoms ;) If you haven’t made one before, let me introduce you to how simple it really is!

All you have to do is wash and dry a Bell Pepper, any color will do. We seem to really like the red and orange ones over at our place. Chop off the top, removing the stem. Next, slice it in half and remove all the seeds and that pithy white membrane. You can save the seeds, if you have a green thumb, and plant them so you don’t have to buy any more Bell Peps at the store!

Once you have that pepper cut in half and all cleaned out, you can stuff it with whatever floats your boat! It’s kind of like a little vessel to hold in all of your favorite things, maybe even better than bread! You can then place one half on top of the other like a sandwich, or just eat each half stuffed with some goodies, I’ll leave that up to you!  My recipe for one of my all time favorite combos is below. Feel free to sub out the mayo for maybe a cream cheese, dairy free is pretty yummy. Make it vegetarian and leave off the meat adding more avocado and veggies, or pile on the bacon if that’s your thing! Whatever you stuff it with, I know you’ll want to continue making them on the regular ;)

Once again, I found all of my pantry items at Vitacost! My favorite place to shop for online groceries! Vitacost truly makes living a healthier lifestyle so much simpler, not to mention, my groceries come in 2 days or less!! I’ve been addicted to shopping with them for almost 2 years, I think you guys know by know that I absolutely adore them! They make it easy to shop for specific diets like Gluten Free, Paleo and Vegan!

Breadless Bell Pepper Sandwich (Whole30-Keto-Paleo)

Ingredients

  • 1 large bell pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Mayo
  • 2-3 slices lunch meat
  • 1/2 Persian cucumber, sliced into rounds
  • 1 small avocado, peeled & sliced
  • 4 Pitted Black Olives , sliced
  • Handful lettuce
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut stem off bell pepper and discard. Slice bell pepper down the center; making two halves. Using paring knife, remove and discard pith and seeds.
  2. Layer one bell pepper half with all ingredients and top with the remaining half to make a sandwich.
http://www.paleopaparazzi.com/2019/01/breadless-bell-pepper-sandwich-whole30-keto-paleo/

If you make a Bell Pepper Sandwich, take a picture of it and tag #paleopaparazzi on IG so I can come and drool over your creation! I’d love to re-share your Bell Pepper sammies on my feed! Now chop, chop and get to creating :)

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vitacost. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.

Rainbow Watermelon Salsa

Summer is coming to an end but my love for watermelon never will! I love making recipes that put a spin on something classic, it keeps things fun and interesting! I already have all the heart emoji eyes for tomato based salsas and now I’m obsessed with this rainbow watermelon salsa!

My mom’s side of the family are really good at farming/gardening and BIG on growing melons, especially watermelon! Some years we’re literally swimming in all the extra melons and I absolutely love it! It’s one of my favorites next to honey dew. It’s so good on a hot 100 degree day during the summer in Sacramento, like literally life saving!

Want to know the secrets to picking the perfect watermelon?! Oh good, I thought you would *wink*

Pick up the watermelon and give the bottom of it a good thump, it should have a hollow sound to it. Also, look at the underbelly of the watermelon, it should have a creamy yellow patch where it sat on the ground, this indicates that it is ripe for the picking and you’ve scored yourself a winner!

Once you’ve picked a winner cut that baby up, I suggest a serrated watermelon knife, and make you some delicious Salsa! If you have extra, make an aqua fresca or this refreshing watermelon salad! I made this recipe mild but add more jalepeno or more seeds to amp up the spiciness factor! I created this recipe with my friends over at Vitacost where I picked up some plantain and Siete grain free tortilla chips to devour this with! I love shopping there to stock up on my pantry essentials! This salsa is also great served over a salad or a piece of fish for some great Whole30 options!

Rainbow Watermelon Salsa

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups of watermelon, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, about 3 limes
  • 1 cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded for mild heat and minced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup yellow/orange bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • a few pinches of lime zest

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss gently making sure to mix well. Refrigerate salsa until ready to eat. Serve with chips, over fish or on top of a salad!
http://www.paleopaparazzi.com/2018/08/rainbow-watermelon-salsa/

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vitacost. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.

 

 

Baked Zucchini Chips

Are you looking for a new way to use up your abundance of summer zucchini?! Bored of spiralizing, grilling or fritterizing (not sure this is even a word) zucchini? Baking thin slices of zucchini yields a flavorful and crunchy summertime snack! I love baking or dehydrating veggies and fruit this time of year, so many fun things, so little time.

This easy peasy crispy snack is a perfect addition to lunches for adults or little hands, especially with Back to School going on. It feels like it keeps creeping up earlier and earlier each year, is it just me?!  I have a feeling most parents are probably not too upset about this lol! The best part about making your own chips is that you don’t have to worry about questionable ingredients often found in processed, store-bought versions. Major score! Are you feeling a little more adventurous? Try adding your favorite spices into the mix such as chili powder or smoked paprika and try serving them up at your next party with your favorite dip, I love Guacamole my Red Pepper Dip or Paleo Hummus.

Sure you can buy zucchini chips at the store, but this way let’s you control the ingredients and is a much healthier way to get your snack on! When you cook these at a low temperature for a few hours, something magical happens! But, don’t forget to slice them thin so they can crisp up nicely & don’t crowd them on your pan, this is key! I had a blast creating this recipe with my friends over at Vitacost, head over there to SNAG THE RECIPE!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vitacost. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.

Starkist Selects E.V.O.O. Tuscan Luncheon

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I was excited to be able to attend a Tuscan inspired luncheon put on by StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. here in Roseville California last week. I’ve never traveled to Italy, but almost had the chance to on my way back from Israel a few months ago. Unfortunately, we ran out of time, so next up on my bucket list is an Italian get-away for sure! I’ve heard that the landscape and climate are very similar to Northern California, so I’m sure I would feel right at home.

My husband’s late grandmother immigrated from Italy in the 1940’s, and since we met I’ve been intrigued by the food and the culture. We’ve made a few of her recipes and boy oh boy was she a good cook! Mediterranean cooking uses lots of olive oil and healthy fats which I’m a fan of! I also have a huge fascination with olives and olive oil, that’s why I was happy to find out that StarKist came out with a line of their wild caught tuna and salmon packed in extra virgin olive oil called StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. I love that the olive oil makes the tuna really tender-not dry, and adds a rich flavor that I love.

It’s also a great healthy portable option when I’m on the go, especially when I’m doing a Whole30! The real food ingredients are amazing too! The StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. Wild-Caught Pink Salmon and Yellowfin Tuna only contain tuna/salmon, EVOO and sea salt. I also love that it ups my intake of healthy fats and I don’t have to drain it, I can just enjoy it right out of the package! I tend to be a bit clumsy and spill food on almost everything, not having to deal with the extra juices makes me a happy camper!

There were some lovey dishes served at the luncheon incorporating the StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. Tuna and Salmon. My favorites had to be the Pineapple and Tri-Colored Vegetable Noodle Salad and the Tuna Bruschetta. Both dishes were so flavorful and very light and refreshing, great for lunch or brunch.

I’m looking to recreate these beautiful dishes soon, they’re perfect no-cook summer meal options. You can find the easy recipe for the Pineapple and Tri-Colored Vegetable Noodle Salad HERE by East End Taste. and the Tuna Bruschetta HERE by Coco and Dash. I would use Sweet Potato Toast to make the bruschetta paleo friendly and use almond cheese in place of the mozzarella. You could also serve the bruschetta over a salad to keep it light.

I’m looking forward to making lots of dishes this summer where I don’t have to turn on the oven and heat up the house. I’m planning on creating my own Tuscan themed lunch with StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. Wild-Caught Tuna and Salmon soon for family and friends. We have lots of olive trees in my neighborhood so I’m going to trim some branches off the trees and use them to decorate the tables. I also want to re-create the cute Italian Soda bar they had at the luncheon along with some fresh colorful tuna and salmon salads.

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Paleo Steak Tostadas

As a food blogger, I’m at the store on the daily stocking up on fresh produce and other goodies in order to keep creating delicious heathy recipes for you! That’s why I was super excited when I found out about the new Market 5-ONE-5 opening up in my neighborhood last month! I’ve teamed up with them to bring you these delicious grain-free, dairy-free Paleo Steak Tostadas made with real food ingredients found in their market.

I try to buy fresh, organic and local produce as much as possible, so when I heard about Market 5-ONE-5’s new store concept I was instantly smitten! Their goal is simply to make healthy eating easy! The ONE in their name stands for Organics, Nutrition, and Education, and they give back to local charities in the community, which I absolutely love! They are also dedicated to helping others understand that REAL FOOD influences wellbeing.

I was invited to attend the pre-grand opening of their store located at 915 R street in the historic R Street corridor of Downtown Sacramento and let me tell you, it is beautiful! As soon as I saw all of the amazing Paleo products they carry along with organic grass-fed pasture raised meats, organic fruits and veggies and sustainable wild-caught seafood I was in absolute heaven!

It’s like walking into an indoor farmer’s market, or your old neighborhood market with a more modern feel. The inside is beautiful with not only a rainbow of organic produce once you first set foot through the doors, but historic artifacts special to the area and reclaimed wood on the outside and inside of the building! They offer wellness specialists to help you with all your questions, a hot bar and my favorite…bulk bins!

The prices were also really competitive and I spotted so many of my most favorite products like Siete grain-free tortillas, Kite Hill dairy-free almond based cheeses, Diestel Lunch meat, GT kombucha and healthy elixirs like Rebbl drinks bubbling with maca and ashwaganda. So many good reasons to check out this store!

As soon as I saw the grain-free tortillas and flank steak, I knew I wanted to make an easy tostada recipe that you guys could whip up in your own kitchens! I love how all of the ingredients come together to bring you a healthier version of a classic that doesn’t skimp on flavor!

I highly suggest using my Easy Peasy Guacamole recipe to help you achieve tostada nirvana! It really is a staple in our household and well probably every household in California. It seems like the perfect topping for almost all of our real food meals! I hope you enjoy the recipe and check out Market 5-ONE-5 if you’re local to the area or if you’re ever passing through. You’ll probably catch me in the cafe sipping on healthy drink. If so, please come say hi!

Paleo Steak Tostadas

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb flank steak
    For The Marinade:
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • salt & pepper to taste
    For the Fajitas:
  • 2 large bell peppers, sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 tbsp of a high heat oil like avocado
  • 1 pkg of 8 Siete grain-free tortillas, almond or cassava
  • 1 pkg Kite Hill almond milk ricotta cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in large resealable food bag. Pierce flank steak with a fork all over and add to the bag. Tightly seal and turn several times to mix up marinade and coat steak well. Place bag into another container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hrs. Make sure to turn occasionally.
  2. Once steak is marinated, set oven to your broiler's highest setting. Add steak to a lined roasting pan or on top of a wire rack on a lined baking sheet. Place oven rack a few inches below the broiler and broil flank steak on each side for 4-6 mins. (8-12 total mins.) depending on how rare you like your meat. Check meat for doneness, outside edges should be crispy and little charred. Once done, let rest for 5 mins.
  3. While meat is resting, heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet; add sliced bell pepper and onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent and bell peppers are tender enough for you (6 to 10 minutes).
  4. While fajita mix is cooking, turn oven down to 375 degrees. Add tortillas to a lined pan and cook for 5-10 mins., until golden and crispy. Set aside to cool.
  5. Place steak onto cutting board; slice across grain into 1/4-inch slices. Layer all toppings on top of your crispy tostadas and serve immediately!
http://www.paleopaparazzi.com/2018/06/paleo-steak-tostadas/

 

Lava Flow Mocktails with Collagen

Drinks like this remind me of our honeymoon to the Caribbean. We took a cruise starting in Puerto Rico and visited places like St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados and St. Thomas. Although I wish we could’ve spent a whole week on our fave island, St. Lucia!

Sipping on drinks like this have me planning out a whole new trip there in my head, even if it’s just a pipe dream. But really, please take me back!!

I want to hike the Piton mountains this time, do more snorkeling and spend most days lying on the beach sipping drinks like this (even if they don’t have any rum in them lol!) I made this mocktail version of a lava flow but added in some gut healing and skin boosting collagen. It helps with all the things alcohol doesn’t making it a healthier but “this still tastes naughty” option. I’ll turn a blind eye if you want to make it into a cocktail though, haha!

This drink also contains some healthy fats and it’s dairy free and refined sugar free! I created it with my friends over at Vitacost! I want to give them a huge hug every time I get my delivery! They make my life so much easier by keeping my pantry stocked full of healthier products like the collagen and coconut cream used in these drinks and I don’t even have to get out of my pj’s to shop! Cheers to healthy summer drinks and to shopping in your PJ’s!

Lava Flow Mocktails with Collagen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 2 cans of Native Forest coconut cream
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 3 tablespoons of Vital Proteins collagen peptides
  • 3 tablespoons of Vitacost maple syrup, divided
  • salt
  • lemon

Instructions

  1. Add frozen strawberries, 2 tbsp maple syrup, filtered water, pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice to a high speed blender and purée.
  2. Transfer the strawberry mix to a large measuring cup/bowl and set aside.
  3. Clean out your blender and add in pineapple, blend until liquified and add in coconut cream,1 tbsp maple syrup, collagen pepetides, pinch of salt, a squeeze of lemon juice and ice. Blend until slushy.
  4. Fill your cups equally with the strawberry mixture, slowly pour the pineapple mixture on top.
  5. Slide a chopstick carefully up the sides of the cup to create a fun lava flow effect.
  6. Garnish with pineapple wedges and serve.
http://www.paleopaparazzi.com/2018/05/lava-flow-mocktails-with-collagen/

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Vitacost. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.

Whole30 Baked Zucchini Fries with Garlic Basil Aioli

I’m having a love affair with fries this month, first it was all about the Carnitas Street Fries and now these Baked Zucchini Fries are having a moment in my kitchen. I can’t say I’m mad about it though, healthier fries still taste amazing. Plus they take any meal from ordinary to somethin to talk about at the next neighborhood bbq :)

The best way to keep them crispy is to give them enough space on the pan. If you crowd them too much they will just steam and you won’t achieve that crispy exterior everyone loves. Slimy limp fries are just sad and no one wants that! I like to cut mine fairly thin so they cook up faster about 1/4” thick.

Baked zucchini fries were one of the very first recipes I made when I started eating Paleo. One bite and Matt and I were instantly in love! I remember thinking, if I can eat this on a Paleo diet, count me in! Have you had zucchini fries? And if you have, have you dipped them in a garlic basil aioli? Sweet serendipity they’re GOOD!

You can use my homemade easy mayo to make the aioli or a paleo/Whole30 friendly one you like to speed up the process. Just be prepared because when you add in the basil and garlic, magic will happen! Dunk your crispy fries into them and you will want to give me a big ol hug, or you can just email me to thank me lol!

Whole30 Baked Zucchini Fries with Garlic Basil Aioli

Ingredients

    For the baked zucchini fries:
  • 2-3 zucchini, washed & dried
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
    For the garlic basil aioli dip:
  • 4 tbs mayo
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Slice zucchini into even sized pieces about 1/4” thick.
  3. Grab 2 wide shallow bowls, add whisked eggs to one & then the almond flour & spices to another.
  4. Dip each squash fry into the egg wash & then dredge in the almond flour mix (use one hand for the egg & the other for the flour mix). Make sure to coat well & shake off any excess.
  5. Place fries onto parchment covered baking sheets with a nice amount of room between each one.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 mins or until browned & crispy, making sure to flip half way between.
  7. While fries are cooking mix together all aioli ingredients and refrigerate until fries are done. Dip baked zucchini fries into the aioli & enjoy!
http://www.paleopaparazzi.com/2018/05/whole30-baked-zucchini-fries-with-garlic-basil-aioli/

Carnitas Sweet Potato Street Fries

Wow! This recipe has been a long time coming as so many of you requested I share it after teasing you for months on my instagram stories with it! I already had my Easy Instant Pot Carnitas recipe up, but I started making it this way pretty regularly on the weekend for Matt and I to grub down on, and…well…I wanted to pass on the love! When your husband tells you that you make sweet potato fries better than any restaurant, you pay attention! Then when he asks you for your secret, you know you have to pass on the goodness! Not to mention it is whole30 friendly, praise the food gods! You can make my Easy Classic Guacamole to top it with or just use store bought, although homemade is always better IMO!

I could tell you ALL the problems I had trying to take the photos, download them to my computer and then get the blog post up in time for Cinco De Mayo, but I won’t bore you with that story, lol! All I have to say is that when I run into that many problems getting a recipe up, I know that it”s going to be a good one! So with out further ado, here is the recipe sure to bring a fiesta to your weekend, whether you celebrate Cinco De Mayo or not!

Carnitas Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

    For the Sweet Potato Fries:
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed & dried
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
    For the Chipotle Aioli sauce:
  • 4 tbs mayo
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Make the recipe for my Easy Carnitas , shred and refrigerate, crisp up in the oven just before serving.
  2. Make the recipe for my Classic Guacamole and refrigerate for later.
  3. Make the chipotle aioli sauce by adding all ingredients to a bowl and mix together well, refrigerate for later.
  4. Set oven to 425 degrees
  5. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Slice sweet potatoes in half and then those halfs in half. Slice in to 1/4" strips and then into equal sized pieces. The smaller and more uniform you make them, the crispier and more evenly cooked they will be.
  7. Place an equal amount of sweet potato fries on both lined baking sheet, drizzle each pan with 1 tbs oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. Mix well with hands, and make sure to give each fry enough space to crisp up, don't crowd them.
  9. Place both baking sheets in the oven and bake for 15 mins. and then flip. Check in 5 min increments from then on until fries are browned and crispy. Should take between 20-30 mins depending on how crispy you like them.
  10. Let cool until you can safely handle them . Add to serving plates, top with the crispy carnitas, guacamole and chipotle aioli sauce. Garnish with any other toppings you love and enjoy!
http://www.paleopaparazzi.com/2018/05/carnitas-sweet-potato-street-fries/

Easy Peasy Classic Guacamole

Easy peasy guacamole for any day of the week! Because what is life without Guacamole?! As a native Californian if you don’t know how to make guacamole, people give you the stink eye, lol! This is such a great dip for grain free chips or veggies. I love to add to my Jicama Street Tacos or top on my Carnitas Fries for some extra goodness! This recipe is paleo and Whole30 Friendly too!

You basically just add the magical mixture of some pretty simple to find items and you will be in guacamole heaven! It’s easy peasy limey squeezy!

Easy Peasy Classic Guacamole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Category: appetizer

Cuisine: Mexican

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium avocados peeled & de-seeded
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 diced jalapeño (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Scoop avocado flesh into a large bowl.
  2. Squeeze lime juice on top along with salt, pepper & cumin.
  3. Use a fork to mash avocados to the consistency of your liking.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeño & garlic.
  5. Serve with chips, veggies or along with your favorite meal!
http://www.paleopaparazzi.com/2018/05/easy-peasy-classic-guacamole/