Guac-Kale-Mole brings guacamole to a whole new level in taste and nutrition. How can you go wrong when you mix kale with avocado? The key is to soften the kale and massage it first with a drop of olive oil so that it blends well with the creamy avocado. Make the guacamole by hand, and then process the kale and blend it into the avocado mixture. This is likely to become your new microbiome friendly snack.


2 to 3 avocados

Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime

¼ cup chopped red onion

½ clove garlic, chopped

½ to 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

Sea salt to taste

4 to 5 large kale leaves, stalks removed and discarded

Drop of olive oil for massaging the kale


MIX AND MASH THE avocados, lime juice, onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, cumin, and salt together in a bowl to the desired consistency. Massage the kale with a drop of olive oil to soften it, then process in the bowl of a high-speed blender or food processor. Once smooth, add the kale to the guacamole. Serve with sliced-up crunchy vegetables such as jicama, carrots, and red bell pepper.


Recipe by Elise Museles of Kale and Chocolate. First appeared in The Microbiome Solution (Penguin 2015).