NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY RECIPE
We're bringing you another amazing recipe for National Avocado Day, July 31st. Making Whole30 versions of some of our favorite meals can help keep us on track (but be careful of SWYPO). Whole30 Certified Coach Jacob Henriquez is sharing a recipe for a version of a Venezuelan cultural staple in his household.
This recipe is Whole30 and 100% Paleo.
ABOUT JACOB HENRIQUEZ
Whole30 Certified Coach, Community Manager for The New Primal, and co-host of the health and wellness podcast Turnip with Dolly and Jacob, Jacob Henriquez developed this recipe when he and his Venezuelan husband did a Whole30 together. A cultural staple in many Latinx households, traditional arepas are a small corn pancake that are usually sliced open and stuffed with various toppings. During their Whole30 round, they wanted to figure out how to replicate a traditional arepa without it being SWYPO (aka sex with your pants on) and this recipe was born. We hope you enjoy!
WHOLE30 COACH JACOB'S REINA PEPIADAS INSPIRED AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD
NOTE: Reina Pepiadas, which translates to Curvy Queen, is traditionally served inside an arepa. Coach Jacob ended up creating yucca arepas and it's been a staple in their house for a few years. To make the dish more "on-hand" friendly, sweet potato toast is used to house the chicken-avocado mixture here.
*use organic and pasture-raised ingredients whenever possible
2 small pasture-raised cooked chicken breast, shredded
- 1 large avocado, mashed
- 1/3 cup avocado oil mayo
- 1/4 cup packed de-stemmed cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp salt, more to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- Hot sauce to taste
- 2 slices of sweet potato toast
- Mix all ingredients together except hot sauce and sweet potato toast
- Place mixture on top of sweet potato toast. If not on a Whole30, try it inside a yucca arepa
- Top with preferred hot sauce*
*Coach Jacob prefers The New Primal’s Medium Buffalo Sauce
Shout out to Whole30 Certified Coach, podcast host, and The New Primal Community Manager, Jacob Henriquez, for sharing this innovative recipe with us for National Avocado Day. Explore more about how Coach Jacob can help you on your Whole30 journey and Food Freedom by visiting his website at www.whole30coachjacob.com and keeping up with him on Instagram @jacoblheath.
Let us know if you've tried this recipe in the comments! Did you go with sweet potato toast or did you give the yucca arepas a try? Make sure to follow along and keep checking back for new recipes each week.
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