Yummy + Share: Tangy, Gut-healthy Guacamole

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August 8th 2017

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Let’s be real: A party isn’t a party without a bowl of guac—the bigger, the better.

But just how healthy is it, anyway? Avocado is a great source of healthy fat, which can sometimes be canceled out by common guacamole ingredients like store-bought salsa and even mayonnaise. Have no fear, we know just how important eating guacamole) is to our readers—so check out this famously healthy version.

This recipe replaces fatty, artificial additives with tangy sauerkraut. Not only is the fermented vegetable tasty—it also adds a powerful dose of gut-healthy probiotics.1

What does that mean, exactly? Because sauerkraut is fermented, it’s packed with probiotics that help ward off digestive issues while boosting your immune system. Lactobacillus bacteria, a naturally occurring good bacteria in sauerkraut, gets rid of bad gut bacteria that can cause bloating and other stomach discomfort. We might need that after chowing down on these other party snacks…

When mixed with other healthy ingredients, your guests can enjoy added nutrition without the lip-puckering tartness of fermented foods—basically, it’ll be your little secret.


No party is complete without a bowl of guacamole—the bigger, the better. In this recipe, we throw out artificial additives and replace them with gut-healthy sauerkraut. Yummy + Share: Tangy, Gut-Healthy Guacamole

Adapted from My Longevity Kitchen
Serves: 4
Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 clove of garlic, minced
¼ red onion, small diced
2 tablespoons sauerkraut brine
½ fresh jalapeno, small diced
3 ripe avocados, sliced into small cubes
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, combine the minced garlic, diced onion, and sauerkraut brine. Soak for about 10 minutes to take the edge off (optional).

Add the sauerkraut, diced jalapeno, avocado, and cilantro to the bowl. Mash the avocado, leaving some small chunks if desired. Mix all ingredients together.

Because not all sauerkraut is the same, taste the guacamole to decide if you need to add the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy right away or chill before serving.

 

References

1 http://www.nutritionletter.tufts.edu/issues/10_2/current-articles/Discover-the-Digestive-Benefits-of-Fermented-Foods_1383-1.html


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