Using 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
Total Time: 18 minutes
- 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
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.
Per 1/4 cup Serving: Calories 52, Calories from Fat 16, Total Fat 1.8g (sat 0.2g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 44mg, Carbohydrate 6.8g, Fiber 2.6g, Protein 2.3g