Chunky Pineapple Guacamole with Grilled Sweet Potato Chips

How pumped are you that I finally posted something that wasn’t dessert related? Yeah, I know, I hate it too.

Anywho, I don’t know much. That’s a given. But I do know a couple things.

  1. I like attractive men. One in particular.
  2. I still sweat profusely at night, even with the window air conditioning blowing at 63 degrees directly onto my face.
  3. I hate the way asparagus makes my pee smell.
  4. I wish I could make passionate love to this recipe.
  5. And I really like sweet and salty things together.

Let’s get one thing straight. I REALLY liked this dish. That’s why half the plantain chips are missing. Yeah, I know, I didn’t put plantain chips in the recipe title. Go on, be mad. But that was just too many words. I couldn’t stop eating the plantain or sweet potato chips as they cooked. I burned my mouth prooooobably 6 times. And fingers. My fingertips are numb.

I also picked my nose after touching jalapenos. Both nostrils. Tears may or may not have occurred. As well as snot. Runny style.

I’m contemplating eating my way through a bag of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips…or any dark chocolate for that matter. Thank gosh I’m too lazy to go to the store.

Tomorrow’s post is going to be all about what I eat in a day. I might make this a regular Friday thing. You nosey people liked it so I’ll keep posting. I’m nosey too, don’t worry. Other people’s lives are far more exciting than my own. I mean, look at this damn rambling.


Chunky Pineapple Guacamole with Grilled Sweet Potato Chips

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1-3 1x


  • 2 avocados, cut in half, pits removed
  • 1/2 pineapple, diced
  • 1 skinny yam or sweet potato, sliced thin into chips
  • 1 plantain, ends removed, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces, smashed with the bottom of a mug (use a ripe one-brownish color)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 23 tablespoon cilantro, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • aluminum foil


  1. Heat up your grill.
  2. Place sliced sweet potatoes on aluminum foil and use a brush to brush on some coconut oil on each sweet potato and top off with some salt.
  3. Place on grill to let cook. You will need to flip them after about 8-10 minutes depending on how hot your grill is. I kept the temperature down low to make sure to not burn the chips.
  4. While you sweet potatoes are cooking, heat up a large skillet under medium heat with enough coconut oil to coat the bottom on the pan.
  5. When oil is very hot, add your smashed plantains to the oil and let cook for 3-5 minutes per side. Once they are cooked through on both sides (browned) place on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
  6. Now add your insides of your avocados to a large bowl and use a fork to mash up the avocado.
  7. Then add your pineapple, jalapeno, red onion, garlic, cilantro, spices, and salt and pepper to the avocados.
  8. Mix thoroughly.
  9. Once your plantain chips have cooled and your sweet potato chips have charred a bit and cooled on a piece of a paper towel, start dipping.
  10. I love guac. Especially with sweetness added to it.
  11. Boom.

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your plantain will make more than 5 chips. it just didn’t make it into the picture…ooops


Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


57 thoughts on “Chunky Pineapple Guacamole with Grilled Sweet Potato Chips”

  1. I am so trying this this weekend!!! looks awesome!! You are so damn funny. I spit coffee out when I read the Jalepeno line! 🙂

  2. ok as far as that how sweet it is, almost make you hate your paleo life, food porn… I do believe we can make that happen, paleo style, with your banana bread recipe (that I usually make with almond butter anyway)… might require some testing… some tasty tasty testing… baconnnn

      1. Yes, when I pulled that recipe up, I immediately started converting to Paleo in my head. Now, I’m really stupid hungry even though I just ate. Guac looks awesome too as do all of your recipes. If not for your blog, I would probably starve.

  3. As much as I love LOVE your desserts, I get really lazy with my cooking when you post mostly desserts and end up eating copious amounts of Chipotle.

  4. “I also picked my nose after touching jalapenos. Both nostrils. Tears may or may not have occurred. As well as snot. Runny style.”
    I just spit coffee all over my computer when I read that… Your page has made my paelo “adventure” (yes those were necessary quotations…) much easier! Keep up the great work!

  5. Please please please turn the “How Sweet It Is Food Porn” into something I can stuff my face with……k thanks.

  6. I’m going to my boss’s office right now to quit my job so I can go home and make this dish! It sounds amazing!!

  7. First…please please please try to make the bacon banana bread and post the recipe. I’m horrible at converting things. Second… MUST make the chips!

  8. OMG I want to make this. I am at a conference this week and the paleo options are slim… If I have to eat one more bun-less burger, I might puke. And to top it off, I somehow ended up with a hotel with no gym. FML. 🙁

  9. Pretty epic JB! I like your knife skills. Pretty nice looking handcut chips. This is going to be on my weekend menu. Did you get a new camera? Thanks as always for making me laugh 🙂

  10. I ate an entire bag of baked plantain chips from Trader Joe’s yesterday … Got off work too late to go to my xfit session and this is what happens. PLAINTAINS !!

    Btw, I really want to see this a pic of this particular guy of your’s … I’ve been reading your blog for the past couple of weeks and now I’m super curious !! I’m sure he’ll reciprocate 😀

    1. Haha I’m pretty sure it’s embarrassing enough for him that I write about him over the internet. A picture would be a bit much. He’s extremely good looking tho 🙂 I can tell you that much!

  11. Juli, first of all your blog is awesome thanks for all the effort you put into it. I love a great laugh and you deliver every time 🙂 Please start posting a day of eating (been paleo/primal since September 11′) I recently started 5 days a week at my box and would love to see the food that someone who is in such great shape eats on a daily basis.


  12. So glad my friend shared your website. You are freaking hysterical! I’m excited to try the sweet potato chips out. Did you grill the sweet potatoes on the aluminum foil or was that just to keep oil from getting your counters lubed up?

  13. I love sweet potato and plantain chips, but I’ve never tried them with guacamole. Gonna have to give this recipe a try this weekend. Never cooked ’em in a grill either, I usually just do the stovetop. Will try the grill, too.

  14. You can SO Paleoify that recipe, Juli! You’ve got this! That guac looks heavenly. I love guac so much!! & plantain chips are my favorite dipping tool. I need to make this recipe ASAP. I haven’t cooked in weeks!!!

  15. You are so darned funny! I laughed out loud, so loud, that I scared my dogs! Love your humor! Thanks for the yummy looking recipe too!

  16. This was delicious!! Love your site! and I also get extremely hot while sleeping and I discovered that Sleep Number has blankets and matress pads that help regulate your body temp. while you sleep to help keep you cool! havent bought one yet but I tried it out in the store and it was heavenly 🙂

  17. Where have you been all my life? Seriously. I’m so bored with my usual paleo recipes. I love, love your outlook and I look forward to trying your recipes!!

  18. Thanks for the step on making plantain chips. I love plantains and eat them at least once a week. Its been tough finding new, paleo ways to make them into something that isn’t bland and tasteless.

  19. I have made this twice, and dear God, I might be addicted! I made this for a BBQ I had the other night and even my non-paleo friends raved about it! Thank you!!!

  20. Made these last night for the first (but DEFINITELY not last) time and CRIKEY they’re addictive! I made two sweet potato’s worth and had to immediately cut up another batch.

  21. God. Pineapple guac? How did you even think of that? I don’t make many of your non-dessert recipes as I don’t eat meat (Paleo fail right there, I know) but I have to make this. Might just get some TJs plaintain chips to reduce the burn factor tho (or at least to eat while I make my own)

  22. the recipes on this blog are just the extras. Your Larry David-esque life narrating is just too great. I have totally picked my nose after jalapeño chopping. I never thought I’d consider pouring milk into my nose before that moment.
    Thanks for being you!

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