Nightshade Free Guacamole Recipe - Propel Wellness | Maranda Carvell RHN

Nightshade Free Guacamole Recipe

If you’ve never made homemade guacamole before, I can guarantee you’ll wonder why after figuring out how easy it is to make. It has very few ingredients and comes together in just a few minutes. This recipe is also nightshade free (traditionally guacamole has tomatoes in it) for those of us who can’t tolerate nightshades.

Guacamole is a favourite snack in our house, and a lunchbox staple for the school year. The kids love it with some organic tortilla chips, sliced veggies, homemade raw crackers or with my homemade vegetable chips. It’s also good as a side dish for dinner; it’s a natural for tacos or other Mexican fare but also makes an easy side for grilled chicken and other simply prepared food.

Avocados are a nutrient dense and anti-inflammatory¬†food rich in healthy fats and many vitamins. Kids in particular need lots of healthy fats to support their growing brains, making avocados a great addition to their diets. For great guacamole look for very ripe avocados that are dark in colour and soft to the touch. I have great luck finding marked down avocados on the produce clearance rack at my local grocery store (just be sure to use them up right away if they’ve been reduced to clear).




Nightshade Free Guacamole Recipe


  • 6 very ripe avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt to taste


  1. In a food processor or bowl, add the juice of limes, avocados, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar and sea salt to taste (I used half a teaspoon).
  2. Process or mash with a fork until it's the texture you like it. We like ours nice and smooth, so I do it in a food processor, but you can also coarsely mash it with a fork and have it a little chunkier. Whatever your family likes!


Maranda Carvell

Maranda Carvell is a Nutritionist and Weight Loss Coach helping people create healthy lifestyles they love, without diets or deprivation. She helps people reclaim their energy and manage their weight with ease with her Cut The CRAP 21 Day Whole Food Challenge and private weight loss coaching.

She is best known for her simple and practical approach to nutrition, has been published on MindBodyGreen, in REDBOOK Magazine and was named one of 2015's Top Nutrition Blogs by the Institute For The Psychology of Eating.