Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Guacamole – paleo, dairy free, nightshade free

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Going on AIP to heal our bodies meant having to redo a lot of favorite recipes – but this AIP guacamole is even better than my original! Paired with some autoimmune protocol chips, and you've got the perfect snack. It's also low-carb, THM S, paleo, dairy-free, and nightshade-free.

As I have experimented with the Autoimmune Paleo (Autoimmune Protocol, or AIP) diet, remaking some of our favorite recipes has become a huge priority.

And guacamole is one of those recipes that just HAD to be remade.  So today I'm sharing with you Autoimmune Paleo Guacamole — Autoimmune Protocol Guacamole — Or AIP guac for short :).

I mean, seriously — guacamole is something that I NEVER buy because frankly, we eat so much of it when it's around that we'd have a huge part of our monthly grocery bill allotted to guacamole if I did that.

So having a good guacamole recipe is something kind of necessary in our home.

However, on the Autoimmune Paleo Diet, nightshades have become an issue, so I went back the drawing board to make an AIP guacamole recipe that everyone in our family can eat, and well, it's so good that the whole family demolished it and I had to make a second batch.

So even if you aren't on the AIP diet, you can make this and I'm sure you'll be coming back for more.

A further bonus of this recipe, besides being delicious, is that all of the ingredients in this guacamole are super nourishing.

Avocados – an amazing source of healthy fats, which are important for brain and hormonal function. Yes, good fats are GOOD for you.  High in pantothenic acid, fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamins B6, E, C, and potassium.  For another great way to enjoy the health of avocados, try these Chocolate Truffles with a Kick.

Lime Juice – High in vitamin C, and also the acid in the lime prevents the avocado from browning.

Red Onions – High in fiber, folate, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamins C, K and B-6, flavanoids, and organosulfur compounds that may protect against certain cancers.

Cilantro – High in vitamin K, has some vitamin C and A.  Contains and is also known as a heavy metal detoxifier. Has been shown to be helpful against salmonella. Cilantro has been studied for it's help in managing high blood sugar, and in India it has been used as an anti-inflammatory food.  In the US it's being studied for cholesterol lowering effects.

Garlic – High in manganese and vitaminB6. Garlic is well known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities.  It's also rich in sulfur, and supports cardiac health.

Going on AIP to heal our bodies meant having to redo a lot of favorite recipes – but this autoimmune paleo guacamole is even better than my original! Paired with some autoimmune protocol chips, and you've got the perfect snack. It's also low-carb, THM S, paleo, dairy-free, and nightshade-free.

Of course, most of us think about dipping corn chips in guacamole, but there are loads of other ideas of wonderful things you can dip in your AIP Guacamole.

Dipping Ideas:

For AIP:

These Green Bean Chips
Other veggie chips like beet, zucchini, turnip, daikon.


Organic Corn Chips (avoid the GMOs, please!)
Popcorn (We LOVE dipping organic popcorn in our Savory Hummus, Pizza Hummus, or this Guacamole.)
Focaccia Flax Bread

Money Saving Guacamole Recipe Tip

We all know it. Avocados are EXPENSIVE!

But avocado lovers are willing to sacrifice.

I do have a great tip for you, however, that you most likely had no idea about….Did you know that freezing avocados is actually something that works?

It's true! Hop over here to see How to Freeze Avocados. Frugal Guacamole Lovers–celebrate!

Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Guacamole - paleo, dairy-free, nightshade-free

Going on the autoimmune paleo protocol can be hard – but you don't have to give up your favorites! Here's a great AIP guacamole recipe, perfect for snacking!


  • 2 avocados
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional, but use fresh and not dried (see below). Here are my best tips for using cilantro)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir to incorporate.
  3. Serve with chips or other "dippers" appropriate to your diet.


Recipe Notes

Make sure to use fresh rather than dried cilantro. Dried cilantro is just not very flavorful and makes the guacamole take on a grayish tint as well.

Again, whether you are on the AIP diet or not, I am sure you will love this recipe. In fact, I'm sure you will have a hard time keeping it around so make sure to pick up extra avocados the next time you are at the store.

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Photo credits – Naomi Huzovicova

Are you as much of a guacamole fan as we are?
Are you or is someone you love on the AIP diet?

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  1. Gloria Puente says:

    thank you for sharing this recipe and the fact that I can freeze avocados But most of all, thank you for sharing the vitamins and minerals that these items contain naturally. This helps with the knowledge that one is eating healthy. After watching the documentaries Whats with Wheat and Sugar Coated, I am desperate to make a change in my eating habits by eating more fruits and vegetables that are organic and eliminating all processed foods.

  2. Maria Frank says:

    Organic cilantro only will remove heavy metals. If the Cilantro is not organic it will deposit heavy metals.
    I usually use organic green or yellow onions but looking forward to trying it with the red onions.

  3. I don’t use garlic in my guac, I may have to try it. I also like to use jalapeño peppers and lime juice in my guac. So yummy! 😉

  4. Thanks Adrienne! 🙂 What can I say? Cilantro tastes like soap to me. One thing I did learn by watching Ina Garten is that if you don’t like cilantro and a recipe calls for it, you can substitute parsley. My recipe is actually based on Alton Brown’s guacamole recipe, but I don’t add cilantro or cayenne pepper. (Which is a night shade veggie anyway.)

  5. This is pretty much how I already make my guacamole! I just throw lemon or lime juice, some salt and pepper, and a little chopped garlic together. 🙂 I don’t put in cilantro since I don’t like it and don’t put in the onions.

  6. Hi Adrienne! I make our guac like this too, minus the garlic, which my husband doesn’t like. We love it and I love avocado’s which I also get at Costco (they have the best)! I add them to my smoothies all the time. I really like using plantain chips with my guac. I’ve been working on learning more about AIP this past year. My sister has Rheumatoid Arthritis and I’ve been trying to help her in any way I can.

    • Hi there! Well, I’m not eating garlic right now, so my personal version doesn’t have it either. And I second you on Costco’s avocados. I bought some cheaper ones last year and they were terrible.

      Blessings on your sister. You are a dear for helping her. I so hope it helps to heal her.

    • Hello Cherie, I’ve been following an elimination diet (no gluten, dairy, soy, corn) since March. I didn’t notice any changes but a 10 lb weight loss. I had inflammation in my fingers where I couldn’t get my rings off and then back on. After three blood tests it is confirmed that I have rheumatoid arthritis. Very early stages. I’m approaching it via naturopathic medicine. Would you mind to provide more info on the AIP? Thank you so much.
      I’m a fitness expert, don’t eat garbage – paleo-like. I want to do the right thing. Thank you!

    • Smoothies with avocado? Please share the recipes! 🙂

  7. Awesome! I didn’t know you all were delving into AIP. Just about ready to start it soon here. Great looking recipe.

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  9. Ally @OmNomAlly says:

    Great AIP recipe makeover! You’re right that the guacamole simply had to be remade – I couldn’t live without my staple snack and condiment in our house and it would be one of the first things I would be wanting to recreate if I was transitioning to an AIP diet. This recipe looks very fresh and a little bit spicy, just the way I like it 🙂
    We never buy guacamole either, the supermarket stuff is usually rubbish and only a small % of avo in some brands! Never mind that avocados are so expensive at the moment here hehe

    • Thanks, Ally! I hadn’t noticed there’s sometimes a small % of avo? Really?

      They are too pricey – I get the large bags at Costco to save something. The Grasshopper bars on my site are fun too – I will add a link to the post now that I’m thinking about it :).

  10. Marilyn Markowitz says:

    Hi Adrienne…can you substitute lemon juice for the lime juice in this recipe? It looks delicious just like all your recipes do!