It’s hard to not be fascinated with the avocado. Not unlike other green treasures we have grown to love, this smooth, filling fruit provides an abundance of health benefits. With all 18 of the essential amino acids, it qualifies as a complete protein, and because of its high fiber content, is easier to digest than animal protein.
Some mistakenly dismiss avocados when informed of their high fat content, but don’t be fooled! Avocados have less fat per ounce than lean beef, and one avocado contains less fat than three tablespoons of Italian salad dressing. Further, avocados are coined a “healthy fat” for a reason: they contain monounsaturated fats that boost your level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) to in turn help reduce cholesterol and risk of heart disease. Pair this with cannabis and some other savory flavors and you, my friend, are looking at a green bowl of health!
Avocados could be categorized as the perfect ingredient for preparing healthy cannabis edibles such as cannabis-infused guacamole. THC is fat-soluble, not water-soluble, meaning it’s necessary to fuse cannabis with fattier foods to activate the THC and yield the herb’s medicinal benefits. Usually, this is easily achieved by creating high-fat, high-sugar, highly processed dishes like cookies and brownies. Avocados’ unique fat content offer a remarkably healthy alternative for those who want the medicinal benefit without the empty calories.
OK, well there’s probably someone out there who hates guacamole but for argument’s sake, let’s just say there isn’t. This time of year, avocados are on sale in almost every supermarket, and it’s hard not to stock up on the green superfood. And why wouldn’t you? They’re delicious with any meal, any time of the day. In fact — they’re delicious and accessible any time of year, so this recipe is good for all holiday celebration — especially Cinco de Mayo — or any typical binge-on-chips-and-guac weeknight. Celebrate everyday, people.
While I’d like to say there’s no wrong way to make guacamole, that’s not entirely true. So instead of listing the ways you can mess up guacamole, I’m giving you my one and only recipe (you’re welcome). It’s fresh, simple, and because I’m a cannabis chef, it’s infused with CBD. It’s such a hit at parties that it quickly disappears, so make an extra batch (or two). And no, that’s not because of the munchies; CBD doesn’t get you high. For more on the science behind CBD, check out my CBD-infused carrot cake recipe.
This recipe is a great way to incorporate CBD into your everyday meal and works well as CBD oil binds easily to fatty substances. Avocados are full of fat, the healthy kind (unsaturated), and so they are a perfect match with CBD! Many people love guacamole; it is packed full of protein while also fitting one of your five a day in!
Historically, many people became vegetarians for either health, religious or ethical reasons. In the current environmental climate and accessibility of vegetarian options more and more people are shifting to a vegetarian-flexitarian approach.
Even if you’re not a vegetarian, why not try it for one day! Meatless diets sometimes get a bad reputation for being a little boring or tasteless, but this recipe is anything but that, I promise. It is also a versatile way to get CBD into your food as you can have guacamole with tortillas, tacos, tostones (plantain slices shown in picture), toast, eggs, quesadillas, sandwiches… the list goes on!
In our household, guacamole is one of the most consistently loved and requested things – partly because it’s so delicious and partly because we have so many great memories of our time travelling around Mexico! We started our trip at Mexico City, flew across to Cancun, visited Holbox and then to Tulum. Throughout our time there, we ordered guacamole at every possible opportunity. Each varied in saltiness and spiciness – this recipe is our personal favourite combination!
Guacamole is a very straight forward thing to make, the only important thing needed to make this tasty appetiser great is having fresh and ripe ingredients! Traditionally guacamole is made in a molcajete, otherwise known as a Mexican pestle and mortar but in this recipe, I will walk you through the more modern and simple way using a fork to achieve the same thing.
How Do You Know When an Avocado is Ripe?
How do you know your avocados are at the perfect stage for guac?
- Check the color. Look for avocados that are darker in color than the others. These may be riper than fresh avocados with lighter skin. Check the outer skin of the avocado for any large indentations as this may be a sign that the fruit has been bruised.
- Check the firmness. Hold the avocado in the palm of your hand and give it a gentle squeeze. Don’t press into it with your fingers or you’ll bruise it. It will feel lightly soft but shouldn’t feel mushy – if it does, it’s overripe.
If there’s a stem, you can also check ripeness that way. Pull the stem out gently. If it’s green underneath, it’s ready to eat. If it doesn’t pull out easily, it needs a couple more days to ripen. See brown underneath? It’s overripe.
This is how we’re dosing our Cannabis Guacamole
We are seamlessly dosing this crowd pleaser with THC through homemade cannabis oil. You are welcome to buy THC oil. However, If you prefer to make your own, follow this simple recipe.
If you prefer to create Cannabis Guacamole that the whole family can enjoy, you can sub THC infused oil for CBD oil. CBD infused oil will not elicit the psychoactive effects of THC, Thusly, it is possible to serve this to almost anyone. Check out this recipe for homemade CBD oil.
- 3 ripe Haas avocados
- 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (more if needed)
- 1 large plum or Roma tomato, seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves and tender stems, chopped
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño or Serrano pepper, with seeds and membrane removed (leave the membrane and seeds if you prefer lots of heat)
- CBD oil in desired strength (60mg for 10mg preserving)
- Cut avocados in half lengthwise and remove pits. Scoop out flesh and add to bowl.
- Add lime juice. Mash with fork until creamy but still chunky.
- On cutting board, crush garlic clove with salt to make a paste. (Use flat part of knife, or just chop salted garlic.)
- Fold in CBD, incorporating evenly.
- Add tomato, cilantro, garlic/salt and diced peppers.
- Adjust to taste with additional salt, peppers and/or lime juice.
- Serve immediately, or lay plastic wrap directly on guacamole and refrigerate up to one day.