The Paleo Kitchen Sneak Peek – Sweet Plantain Guacamole

The frustration!!! I think it must be my attitude that ruined things even more, but my site went down yesterday in the midst of trying to fix other website issues. How ironic. I think it comes to show that you create your own destiny. Meaning if you put negativity out into the world, it will just come right back to you.

Intense conversation with Juli has now ended for the day.

I’m back to a good attitude. The lovely boyfriend took Jackson to work yesterday so I was able to thoroughly clean the house, take a shower, work on my website, work on my new newsletter, and work on my smiles. Ugh that last statement was annoying. But you know how I did that? I’ll tell you. I made an Almond Banana Cacao Shake from Kelly’s cookbook The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook. She’s the greatest. And that recipe was to die for. It was a straight up milk shake. The only thing I changed about it was I used frozen bananas and no ice. Thick and creamy and everything steamy. Minus the steam. I just needed a good rhyme. It’s just amazing what you can get done when you don’t have a dog sharting on your floors.

I just figured out I have two weddings to go to this month. Two. Thankfully, I’m not in either of them, nor do I really know the bride or groom that well, so all I really have to do is be a date, drink, eat, dance, and wear a dress. Well crap, what the hell am I going to wear? I have at least 10 dresses I’ve never worn, so that’s probably a good start, but wedding and funeral attire are always challenging. You never know what the weather is going to be like or what other people are going to be wearing. Do I wear a short dress? Do I wear long? What kind of jacket do I bring with me? What the hell am I going to do my puppy when I have to leave town for the weekend??? Aw crap. I’ve got bigger issues than the dress.

Anywho, I have for you YET ANOTHER sneak peek recipe from The Paleo Kitchen, the newest book to hit my only child family of books. Did that even make sense to you? It did in my mind. Because I have one cookbook already. Get it? Moving on. Hopefully you saw the recipe last week that I posted, The Perfect Burger, which we thought would be the perfect recipe to let you sneak peek at. Well, I want to give you more. This recipe was inspired from my love for Cuban food and even greater love for plantains. Brown plantains should be eaten on a daily basis, but alas, I live in Colorado so that just won’t work. Thankfully I have a Venezuelan food truck near me with plantains galore! But back to the point. This recipe proves that anything can go well with avocado. Fruit? Yes. Chocolate? Yes. Smoothie? Yes. Plantains? ABSOLUTELY! So try it out and let us know what you think! And don’t forget to preorder The Paleo Kitchen today before it comes out June 10th!


The Paleo Kitchen Sneak Peek – Sweet Plantain Guacamole

  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large brown plantain, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 large avocados, cut in half, pits removed
  • ¼ medium white onion, finely chopped (30 grams)
  • handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno
  • juice of ½ lime
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place a small skillet over medium heat and add the coconut oil.
  2. Once the coconut oil is hot, add half of the garlic to the pan along with diced plantain.
  3. When the plantain dice begin to brown, salt them, and then flip to brown on other side.
  4. Add the water to the pan and cover to steam the plantain. Once the plantain dice are soft, remove from the heat and let cool.
  5. While the plantain finishes cooking, scoop out the insides of the pitted avocados and add to a large bowl to mash. Mash up the avocado with a fork. Add the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper. Mix well, then fold in the plantains. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.

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29 thoughts on “The Paleo Kitchen Sneak Peek – Sweet Plantain Guacamole”

  1. This looks sooooo good. I usually make tostones. Thickly slice the plantains, (green work best) and fry in oil. Take out, let cool slightly. Smash them, then refry until nice and crispy. Liberally salt and sprinkle with garlic powder. GREAT way to shove avocado, or anything really into my face. 🙂

  2. Two things:
    I will dog sit for you!
    Have you been to Cuba Cuba yet?

    Actually there’s a third – I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

    1. HA! that’s hilarious you say that because i just went to Cuba Cuba last night, their sandwicheria place on Colorado. It’s our go to place if we don’t know what to have for dinner. I always get their shredded pork with a side of sweet plantains!

  3. Hi Juli! i know this recipe doesnt have anything to do with a food processor and you have told us multiple times what kind of food processor you use…can you remind me please???

  4. Do you have a fancy pet boarder near you? We have a pet ‘”chateau” where we take my puppy if we have to be out of town. The dogs all get their own “suite” with private yard, supervised play time with other dogs (all of them have to be spayed/neutered after 6mo and up to date on shots) and with the lovely people who work there, they’re fed what and how much I say, and my pup gets her own TV and a bath before she comes home! They’re so excited to see her…they even have a bakery with grain-free dog birthday cookies! I can check on her bc they have remotely accessible cameras. I hate leaving her but swear she gets treated better there than at home and it isn’t all that expensive! We live in such a small community I feel like there ought to be something similar in Denver. Good luck!

  5. Hi! Love your website and have loved all of the recipes I’ve tried! Have you been to Mmmm Coffee Paleo Cafe in Denver? I would love it if you tried to make a version of their bacon wrapped chicken & date rolls. They are delicious!

  6. I agree plantains should be eaten everyday!! Unfortunately I don’t have a food truck of any kind near me in KC. If I did I would probably be broke. Your blog always makes my day. Thanks for your awesome recipe!

  7. I love, love, love fried plantains, particularly the sweet ones. But I have never thought to put them in my guacamole! Adds a nice bit of sweet bite to the guac. A very interesting recipe which I will attempt this weekend! 😀 Thanks!

  8. Made this tonight and it was AWESOME. Thanks Juli!! Absolutely love your blog!! I am visiting Denver soon, could you suggest some places to eat? Not familiar with the area and would love to keep the trip pretty clean!

    1. I have a ton of fun places. More so gluten free places (not strict paleo) but gf options are pretty easy to come by. My favorite paleo bakeries include Sugar Bake Shop (they usually only have one paleo treat per day) and Mmm…Coffee which is a strictly paleo bakery and eatery. My favorite gluten free food truck is Quiero Arepas which is venezuelan food. My favorite restaurants include Cuba Cuba (cuban food), Izakaya Den (sushi), Park Burger (american), Limon (south american food), Snooze (naughty food but gf brunch options too), Moontower Tacos and Pinche Tacos (gf with corn tortillas), Fruition (for fancy) and Root Down and Linger. But honestly, you can find gluten free options at most places!

  9. So I’ve been traveling through Central America for the past 3 months and have literally eaten plantains with every meal. Like no joke, every meal. It’s been amazing. My trip ends in 4 days(sad face) but I’m excited to make this recipe once I get home(plus all your other recipes that include plantains)!

  10. Juli, I just saw your response. Thank you for suggesting places to go in Denver!! I appreciate it very much!

  11. I have made this recipe 3 times since you posted it at the beginning of the month and it’s AMAZING! I made it for Cinco de Mayo as well as two other dinner parties and everyone LOVED it! I’ve also pre-ordered your cookbook. Can’t wait!

  12. Hi Juli,
    We are doing a guacamole roundup on Friday for Guacamole Day and wondered if we could include a link to your recipe in our post. We would also like to use your picture and will feature it with your blog’s name.
    Thanks so much.

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