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This Probiotic Guac Will Become Your Next Healthy Party Staple 

Image by Eric Wolfinger
November 16, 2019
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Who doesn't love a good guac? I first learned this recipe while working at Rancho La Puerta's cooking school and quickly started using it for all the parents who wanted to sneak more veggies and healthy fats into their kids' meals. Over the years, I've made it my own by upping the fat, incorporating fermented foods for their probiotics, and adding superfoods such as moringa powder, chia seeds, and collagen peptides.

The lime juice in this recipe keeps the guacamole from turning brown. And make sure you scrape out all the avocado connected to the skin—the flesh closest to the skin is actually the most nutrient-dense part!

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Probiotic Guacamole

Makes 2 cups


  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed (can also use shelled edamame or broccoli florets)
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano chile, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped red onions
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sauerkraut
  • 2 tablespoons sauerkraut brine
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons XCT oil (optional)
  • Dash of cayenne (optional)
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  1. In a small saucepan, cook the peas in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and leave to cool slightly. 
  2. In a blender or food processor, process the peas until smooth. You can add a splash of water or lime to help blend if you are having trouble.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with a fork. Stir in the chilies, red onions, cilantro, garlic, sauerkraut, brine, cumin, and lime juice.
  4. Stir in the blended veggies. Add salt to taste. 

Note: Can be made up to 3 hours ahead and refrigerated. I like to serve this in a molcajete for parties or for having friends over.

Recipe excerpted from The Mexican Keto Cookbook. Copyright © 2019 by Torie Borrelli. Photographs copyright © 2019 by Eric Wolfinger. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Torie Borrelli, N.C.
Torie Borrelli, N.C.
Contributing writer

Torie Borrelli, N.C., is a Nutrition Consultant and author of The Mexican Keto Cookbook. She received a Bachelor in Science and minor in Nutrition from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and is board certified from Bauman College of Berkeley as a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Natural Chef. She has worked with hundreds of clients suffering from inflammatory diseases and chronic illnesses. Torie’s goal is to help people live a preventive lifestyle, and she has opened a cooking school at Rancho La Puerta Health Spa, the 2nd top-rated health spa in the world. In addition to managing 10 farmers markets, she has also helped developing recipes and menus for Butcher’s Daughter Group LA, Siete Foods, Butcher Box, Kite Hill, Kuli Kuli, and LYFT headquarters.