AIP Guacamole Sweet Potato Toast Recipe
This colorful snack will put a spring in your step! Make this AIP guacamole sweet potato toast recipe any time hunger strikes.
What is Guacamole?
It’s green, avocado-related, and chunky. But there’s a lot more to it than that.
In addition to avocado, traditional guac can contain corn, tomatoes, onion, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne pepper, and cilantro. You’ll notice that some of these ingredients, like corn, don’t appear in this AIP version in keeping with your diet.
Guacamole is often found in Mexican and American cuisine. Some call it a dip; others, a condiment. I call it delicious and leave it at that.
You can thank the Aztecs for guacamole, as they are credited with inventing it. It’s really no surprise – even today, Mexico is the king of avocado production.
And guac has been good to avocado producers in the U.S. as well. It’s pushing up sales, particularly around popular party days like Super Bowl Sunday.
How to Keep Guacamole Green
Avocados and guacamole have a curious habit – they turn brown rather quickly. Therefore if you’re making guacamole for company, it’s best to do so the same day as your event.
But sometimes that’s just not possible, or you want to preserve your leftovers. Here are some options for keeping your guac nice and green.
- There are special airtight containers you can buy, but that seems like a pretty specific use (unless you really like guac)
- Tightly seal your bowl with clingy plastic wrap
- Top your guac with a small amount of lime juice, then wrap (this will make it a bit tangier)
- Add about a half inch of water to the top, then cover with plastic wrap (my favorite)
- Contrary to popular belief, putting the avocado pit in the guacamole won’t help your cause
Let’s be real, though. You’re probably not going to have leftovers of this delicious party dip!
More AIP Recipes
Taking on the autoimmune protocol can be daunting. Suddenly, you have to think about everything you eat.
At first, maybe you try to bravely forge through on your own, cobbling together meals of salads and meats.
But it probably won’t take long to realize most of your tried and true meals and recipes don’t qualify for AIP.
And suddenly unexpected challenges pop up. You get really tired of lettuce. Chicken has lost its appeal. And just what are you supposed to eat for breakfast?
You don’t have to struggle forever. Please check out this page full of my favorite AIP recipes.
You’ll see an index for a ton of AIP recipes, ranging from apps and snacks to dinner and drinks. If you’re like me, you’ll be a whole lot happier knowing just how many delicious options you have despite your diet.
- 2 small sweet potatoes, ends removed and sliced lengthwise into ¼-inch (0.65 cm) thick slices
- 2 Tablespoons of avocado oil (30 ml)
- Salt, to taste
For the guacamole –
- 2 large avocados, mashed
- 2 Tablespoons (20 g) of garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon (7 g) of onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- Salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
- Place sweet potato slices on a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet.
- Rub avocado oil and salt over each slice. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- Carefully turn over each of the slices and continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes
- To make the guacamole, in a bowl, combine the avocados, garlic powder, onion powder, lime juice, and fresh cilantro. Season with salt, to taste.
- Top the sweet potato “toast” with guacamole.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 276
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 22 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fiber: 9 g
- Protein: 3 g