Paleo Guacamole, Nightshade-free

My favorite avocado snack is usually made with tomatoes, cayenne, and jalapeños. So here’s a traditional Mexican recipe that’e easy on your digestion. Nightshade vegetables are a common allergen (tomatoes, peppers, white potatoes, eggplant). Many popular foods contain nightshades, like pizza, potato chips, and salsa. But they’re notorious for causing digestive problems in about 35% of humans, particularly Caucasians. Nightshades work slowly, their negative effects often delayed by weeks, months, or years, causing intestinal perforations, tiny holes in the delicate mucosal lining, which can lead to leaky gut or auto-immune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Crohn’s disease, Grave’s disease, Celiac disease, and Multiple sclerosis. Many doctors don’t consider nightshades as a contributing factor in these maladies; and it is difficult to test because of their delayed effects. Are you sensitive to nightshades? For a full explanation and self-test, see my article Beware of Nightshades. However THIS recipe is not only delicious, it is harmless for just about everyone on the planet. Instead of nightshades, its spicy Latino flavor comes from cumin. Makes 2 cups guacamole. Enjoy!

Paleo Guacamole, Nightshade-free



  • 3 ripe avocados (c. 450 grams whole avocados including skin & seed)
  • 3 green onions
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • handful cilantro


  1. Place all ingredient into a food processor with the "S" blade. Mix well. If you don't have a food processor, dice the green onions, put everything into a mixing bowl and smash the other ingredients together with a fork or pastry cutter.
  2. Enjoy!

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