Guacamole with pistachios – gluten free, dairy free, clean, vegan, vegetarian, raw and paleo friendly.
Are you an avocado fan like me? They’re pretty awesome, especially on gluten free toast with tonnes of cracked black pepper, a bit of salt, a sprinkle of cumin and a few thin slices of Spanish onion. Guacamole is even more awesome, however.
Not many people will remember the first time they tasted guacamole but I remember the first time I experienced guacamole with pistachios. Rewind back a few years when I was trying to get a PA role in the city. In order to get noticed in my company as a PA you need to “network” with other PAs and spend time with them at their jobs for one day. Known as customer experience day or “A day in the life of..”, its all part of career development.
This particular customer experience day I spent the morning sitting with different PAs when lunch time arrived. I was taken to a Mexican restaurant called Mejico in Pitt Street in Sydney’s CBD. For those that have never been, its a more authentic, upmarket version of Mexican with smallish but flavour packed servings of food. We ordered guacamole with plantain chips to dip with. The waiter brought the guacamole ingredients and a large mortar and pestle to the table and made the guacamole in front of us. He then added crushed pistachios which changed things for me in the guacamole world. They add a lovely texture to the dish.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago and imagine my delight when I was invited to dinner at Mejico. We ordered the guacamole dish and watched the waitress make it at our table. They used dry coriander (cilantro), dried chilli seeds, salt and lime juice and then the textured element of pistachios.
My recipe is a little different. I use fresh coriander, fresh Spring onions, fresh chilli, Himalayan salt, lime juice and chopped toasted pistachios.
You can eat them the traditional way as a dip or slather some on gluten free toast with a generous grind of black pepper, dolloped on a chicken or veggie burger, spooned over roast potatoes/sweet potatoes or add to a bowl of whatever you have in front of you and enjoy.
I would’ve made this recipe sooner however the day I planned to purchase some at my local fruit and veggie market I was dutifully informed the supplier had no more avocados. GASP! Undeterred I entered a few more stores only to be told the same thing.
They eventually reappeared, albeit for a horrendous, jaw dropping $6 a pop. No thanks! So as soon as avocado prices dropped to a more reasonable sum, I didn’t waste a second in grabbing a couple.
I hope you enjoy my version.
Love, Tash x
Why this is so good for you
Avocados help prevent macular degeneration, help lower risk of heart disease, aid in digestion, regulate blood sugar, lower blood cholesterol, improve skin tone and help reduce arthritic pain.
Limes improve digestion, relieve constipation, cure scurvy, help combat diabetes, lower blood pressure, prevent heart attack, heart disease and strokes, help heal peptic and oral ulcers, help relieve arthritis; and help cure prostate and colon cancer.
Coriander promotes liver function and bowel movement, lowers blood sugar levels, helps treat Alzheimer’s disease, helps protect the body from lung and cavity cancers, helps relieve arthritis, cures mouth ulcers, stimulates memory, helps remove heavy metals from the body and helps cure anemia.
Spring onions strengthen the immune system, help regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of gastric ulcers, help fight asthma, chronic chronic bronchitis, hay fever, diabetes, inhibit stomach cancer and detoxify the body from heavy metals.
Chillies fight sinus congestion, aid digestion, help relieve migraines, muscle, joint and nerve pain, control blood pressure and aid in metabolism for weight loss.
Pistachios aid digestion, maintain good heart health, control diabetes, help prevent age-related macular degeneration (poor eyesight), help improve erectile dysfunction in men and help prevent anemia.
Himalayan salt contains all of the 84 elements found in your body. It is anti aging, increases hydration, promotes blood sugar health, prevents muscle cramping, strengthens bones, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, helps expel toxins from the body, helps reduce acid reflux and helps the intestines absorb nutrients.
* Leave some chilli seeds in if you want some heat.
- 1 heaped tablespoon pistachio kernels, pan toasted
- 2 medium avocados
- 2 tablespoons finely sliced Spring onions
- 1 tablespoon finely sliced fresh coriander leaves (or flat leaf parsley)
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped chilli (from a large, long red chilli)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Fine pink Himalayan salt, to taste
- Mash guacamole ingredients together. Season with salt.
- Chop pistachios into different sizes. Sprinkle over the top.