Monday, March 15, 2010

Lower fat guacamole with Peas


lowfatguacamolemed.jpgUsing peas with just a small amount of avocado will save you a bunch of fat calories in this yummy dip. The remaining fat is of the heart-healthy variety. The nice thing about substituting peas is that the texture is the same. The green color is more vibrant, and the peas also lend a sweeter taste to the guacamole. Season with chiles or hot sauce as you wish.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 10-ounce pack of frozen peas
  • 1/2 small ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 ripe tomato, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion (optional)
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Preparation:

Cook peas according to package instructions. Empty into a colander, drain and rinse with cold water. Place peas, avocado and cilantro in a blender and blend to desired consistency. Spoon into a bowl with chopped tomato and onion. Add a squeeze of lime juice, stir and serve.
Yields 2 cups.

I will definitely be trying this one soon!

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