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Whole30 Guacamole

$6.96 Recipe/$0.87 Serving

Roasted cauliflower guacamole is a healthy snack recipe that is so easy to make!

This healthy guacamole recipe is lower in calories than traditional guacamole. Naturally low carbs, gluten free, vegan, paleo and Whole30 friendly.

Chip being dipped into a bowl of roasted cauliflower guacamole.

Why you will love this Whole30 guacamole

  • This super simple guacamole recipe has a fun twist – roasted cauliflower is mixed in to make it more filling! All you need is a food processor to make this super simple recipe anytime!
  • Avocados are actually a great source of fiber and healthy fats so they are great to incorporate into your diet!
  • Perfect for weekday snacking, parties, cookouts or to add to your favorite Mexican dish. Top burrito bowls, tacos or burritos with this roasted cauliflower guacamole.
  • A great way to add in more veggies! The roasted cauliflower adds veggies while also adding lots of flavor!
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Ingredients

  • Cauliflower
  • Avocado
  • Lime
  • Salt
  • Tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  • Chopped red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper

How to make Whole30 guacamole

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into florets. Add the cauliflower to the preheated oven and bake at 450F for 30 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes. Allow the cauliflower to cool completely.

    Cauliflower florets before and after roasting.
  3. Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process on high until smooth.
  4. Add 2 small (or one large) avocados, garlic powder, salt and lime juice and cilantro to the food processor
  5. blend on high until smooth.
  6. Remove the guacamole from the food processor into a serving bowl.
  7. Add the rest of the cubed avocado, tomato and additional chopped red onion and cilantro and stir well.
  8. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for 4 hours.

    Steps on how to make roasted cauliflower guacamole.

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Large bowl filled with roasted cauliflower guacamole.

Whole30 guacamole tips

To ensure the cauliflower cooks evenly, cutting it into similar size pieces is really important. The smaller the cauliflower is cut, the faster it will roast.

Don’t mess with the cauliflower too much, the more you open the fridge, the longer the cauliflower will take to roast.

Can you use frozen cauliflower?

Yes! This recipe works well because the cauliflower is going to be blended in the food processor, so roasting the frozen cauliflower is a great option. You may need to add 3-5 minutes to the cooking time due to the cauliflower being frozen.

Other ways to cook the cauliflower

  • Cook in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat for 7 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of water and cover the pan with a lid. Cook 3-4 minutes covered.

    This will allow the cauliflower to get a nice charred flavor and also allow it to be tender enough to blend in the food processor.
  • Cook the cauliflower on the grill. Use a vegetable basket or over aluminum foil so the cauliflower doesn’t fall through the grates. Grill over medium heat until tender.

    Allow to cool before cooking in the food processor.
Single chip with roasted cauliflower guacamole on top.

How to store cauliflower guacamole

Refrigerator: Store in the fridge in a well-sealed container for up to 3 days. You may notice that the guacamole will brown on the top when sitting in the fridge. Because there is both red onion and lime juice, this will help keep the avocado from oxidizing.

However to ensure that the guacamole stays fresh, you can add plastic wrap to the guacamole to ensure that there is less air hitting the guacamole. To do this you will want to press the plastic wrap down on top of the guacamole.

Freezer: You can freeze guacamole, however because of the cauliflower added to this dish, it’s not recommended that you freeze this guacamole as the cauliflower will get watery as the guacamole defrosts.

Substitutions

  • Cauliflower: In this recipe you can use fresh or frozen cauliflower. You can also cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen) in this recipe. You could also use broccoli florets in place of the cauliflower.  
  • Red onion: If you do not like red onion, you can omit it completely. You can also use yellow or white onion as well.
  • Garlic powder: I like to use garlic powder because fresh garlic can be a bit overwhelming in fresh dishes. However, if you love fresh garlic, you could also use 1-2 cloves fresh garlic finely chopped.
  • Lime juice: You can also use lemon juice if you cannot find limes.
Baby carrot being dipped in large bowl of guacamole.
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Whole30 Guacamole

$6.96 Recipe/$0.87 Serving
Roasted cauliflower guacamole is a super simple and filling dip that you can easily make for week day snacking, parties or taco night at home! This homemade recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor! Naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free, Whole30 and low carb friendly!
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Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cauliflower guacamole, whole30 guacamole
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower - $2.65
  • 1/2 tbs. avocado oil or olive oil - $0.18
  • pinch of salt - $0.02
  • 2 1/2 small avocados (or 1 1/2 large avocado) - $1.87
  • 1 lime - $0.33
  • 1/2 tsp salt - $0.03
  • 3-4 tbsp chopped red onion, divided - $0.08
  • 1 tsp garlic powder - $0.10
  • 1/4 cup cilantro - $0.65
  • 1/4- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper - $0.05
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes (optional) - $1.00

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450F.
  • Remove the cauliflower from the stalk, and chop into bite size pieces (so everything will roast quickly). Add the cauliflower to a parchment paper lined pan.
  • Add the cauliflower florets, avocado oil, and a pinch of salt to the tray. Toss well to combine.
  • Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 450 until lightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool to room tempertature or place in the fridge to cool
  • Add the cooled roasted cauliflower to the food processor and process until almost smooth.
  • Add 2 small (or 1 large avocado), the juice of 1 lime and 1/2 tsp. of salt to the food processor and blend until well incorporated.
  • Add the garlic powder, 1/2 of the chopped red onion and cilantro. Process until smooth.
  • Remove the guacamole from the food processor into a serving bowl. Add 1/2 avocado cubed, the chopped tomatoes, and the rest of the chopped red onion and cilantro for texture and flavor. Stir well. Taste for seasoning add optional cayenne pepper and stir.
  • Serve with fresh veggies or your favorite chips!

Notes

Other ways to cook the cauliflower:
  • Cook in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat for 7 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of water and cover the pan with a lid. Cook 3-4 minutes covered. This will allow the cauliflower to get a nice charred flavor and also allow it to be tender enough to blend in the food processor.
  • Cook the cauliflower on the grill. Use a vegetable basket or over aluminum foil so the cauliflower doesn’t fall through the grates. Grill over medium heat until tender. Allow to cool before cooking in the food processor.
Storage:
Refrigerator: Store in the fridge in a well-sealed container for up to 3 days. To ensure that the guacamole stays fresh, you can add plastic wrap to the guacamole to ensure that there is less air hitting the guacamole. To do this you will want to press the plastic wrap down on top of the guacamole.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
134
Fat
 
10
g
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
Fiber
 
6
g
Sugar
 
2
g
Protein
 
3
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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vicki

Wednesday 17th of August 2016

This looks awesome!!

Annmarie

Tuesday 16th of August 2016

Cauliflower guac?! You're a genius!!!

Sam

Tuesday 16th of August 2016

Thanks Annmarie! I was so happy this recipe worked out well. I dreamed it up :) Those always turn out the best!

Kristy from Southern In Law

Monday 15th of August 2016

What a sneaky little way to get in some extra veggies! This is so clever! Hooray for being unpacked and settled in!

Sam

Tuesday 16th of August 2016

Girl it's been such an adventure moving here! We found a scorpion in the kitchen on the second night here. Talk about WELCOME to Texas lol! I'm loving it so far though!!

Lauren Boldizar

Monday 15th of August 2016

Yum this looks fabulous Sam! That's so exciting you guys are in Texas now! I can't wait to follow your gym opening!!

Rachel

Monday 15th of August 2016

This looks awesome. But more importantly, my best friend just moved to Austin, too! I think she's on the northwest side? I don't know much about Austin geography. But I'm going to tell her to look you up because she needs a gym to join! Hopefully you're opening near her!

Sam

Tuesday 16th of August 2016

Oh Rachel that is so exciting to hear! I can't wait to meet more people here in Austin!