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Pineapple guacamole is a great alternative to traditional guacamole when your elimination diet excludes citrus. Normally, guacamole would be made with fresh lime juice but this recipe exchanges the lime for pineapple and apple cider vinegar. There is absolutely no reason for you to not enjoy delicious avocados while on a strict elimination diet. Fresh pineapple is always great but you can also used canned for this recipe and you’ll barely notice the difference.
I actually used this pineapple guacamole recently for burgers. Anyone who has been following me will know that I’m allergic to citrus and tomatoes. Good grief I miss ketchup so much! But I still was craving a burger and didn’t feel like making a whole batch of cherry ketchup for an impulse meal so I needed a new topping. Guacamole is always delicious and goes on so many things! This is a wonderful citrus free version that everyone can have!
You could substitute white vinegar for the apple cider vinegar if that’s all you have but I find that it’s best to just keep a gallon jug of both around at all times. Vinegar has so many uses I would feel like my house was empty without it! In this recipe it provides the acid that would normally be supplied by the lime. It also helps keep the avocados from browning quite as quickly. It is also very important to always remember to salt anything that you make with avocados. They cry out for it and just a little salt elevates the whole recipe to the next level every single time.
Does citric acid cause an allergic reaction to someone with a citrus allergy?
No! Citric acid is not the allergen in citrus fruits and is safe to eat for many individuals with a citrus allergy. Citric acid is often used in commercial cooking as a preservative and flavor enhancer. It is available to everyone so you could even cook with it at home to replace a citrus flavor.
Citrus allergies are rare but typically caused by a cross reaction pollen allergy or by the component limonene, found in citrus peels. It is important to determine if you’re allergic to the juice or the rind and then also if you are able to eat cooked citrus instead of raw. Every body is different and these types of allergies require experimentation. But if you’re avoiding citrus in all forms just try some pineapple guacamole.
- 2 ripe avocados
- ¼ cup diced pineapple
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- ½-1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ⅛ tsp garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp onion powder
- fork mash the avocado until smooth
- mix in remaining ingredients
- serve right away