My kids love guacamole. With chips, a quesadilla, a fork, whatever they can eat it with they are game. So when I heard all the buzz surrounding Kaleamole, I figured I’d give it a shot. It’s a new and different way to expose them to kale and it sounded pretty delicious. I’ve never thought to add kale to guacamole, and I have to say, I’m really glad I tried it (and so were the girls!) You just throw a handful of cleaned, trimmed leaves into your favorite guacamole recipe and boom, you’ve just added an awesome serving of vegetables into your kids’ meal. And it’s up to you whether or not you tell them it’s in there 😉
Serves: Approx. 3 cups
1 cup loosely packed kale leaves, cleaned and de-stemmed
½ tablespoon olive oil
4 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
1 lime, juiced
½ cup chopped red onion
¼ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
¾ teaspoon salt
1 small jalapeño, seeded and chopped, optional
¼ cup chopped tomatoes
Massage kale with olive oil and set aside while you prepare other ingredients.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine massaged kale, avocados, lime juice, onion, cilantro, salt, and jalapeño if using. Pulse until desired consistency - a few pulses for extra chunky and longer for extra smooth (how my girls like it)
Place kaleamole in a bowl and stir in tomatoes. Add additional salt or lime juice to taste if you prefer. Serve immediately.