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Allergic To Avocados

Frederic Answers Reader’s Questions

Hi Fred

I have acquired so much great information and fabulous recipes from your books and e-mails. Thank you! I do have a question:

I am allergic to avocados and most of your recipes contain this ingredient. Can you suggest a substitute in your recipes? Thanks.

Denise C

MY ANSWER:

It would be a bit of an exaggeration to say that “most” of my recipes contain avocado. In any given recipe book, maybe 5 to 10% of the recipes will contain this ingredient.

My suggestion is to use nuts instead. All dressings containing avocado can be made with nuts. The taste won’t be the same, of course. But the results will be similar.

You can also make a delicious guacamole using green peas. I included this recipe in my book “Gourmet Raw Food Cuisine” which is now available as a bonus for the Raw Vegan Mentor Club at: http://www.fredericpatenaude.com/mentorclub.html

Here’s the recipe:

Peamoli

2 cups fresh or frozen green peas
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon, juice of
1 medium garlic clove
1/4 sea salt (optional)
1 tsp. dulse powder (optional)
1/2 cup tomatoes, diced (cherry tomatoe halves are best)

Blend all ingredients, except the tomatoes, in your Vita-Mix or food processor.
You may also homogenize the peas in a Champion or Green Life juicer with the
blank plate on, and add the other ingredients separately in a bowl.
Add diced tomatoes, then mix well.
If you use frozen peas (organic only), you will have to let them thaw overnight.
Add the dulse powder if you prefer a “smoky” flavor.
Serve with sticks of celery, carrots, peppers, and green vegetables.

Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude

Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 he’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.


Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets. He lives in Montreal, Canada.