Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Skinny Guacamole

Our Best Ever Guacamole recipe gets a revamp in our Skinny Guacamole. This simple Mexican dip is creamy and bursting with flavor. With a hint of spicy and a secret ingredient that cuts the fat and calories, this will be your New Year obsession.

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/01/skinny-chipotle-guacamole.html


A few years ago I fell in love with guacamole. Honestly I had been trying to like avocado for years. I just never cared for the texture. To be honest, most guacamole I tried was no better. Until I tried the guacamole at a local restaurant. It was fantastic. It had red onion in it and a few more familiar flavors.

I took all the fantastic flavors that I loved and included them in my guacamole. I absolutely love it, Munchkin loves it and everyone who has ever eaten it loves it! This was fantastic until I calculated the nutritional information. I almost fell out of my chair.

Needless to say, finding this new love for this dip led me to redevelop a healthier version that I can enjoy with less guilt. Here it is, absolutely delicious and with all the flavor I have come to love. Those who have tried both said it was as creamy and delicious as the original.

They didn't miss a thing and didn't notice a change in the flavor (until I told them). The secret ingredient is peas! I replaced more than half of the guacamole with peas. Peas have no fat, so that is a fantastic change. It tastes amazing. It is perfectly creamy with great flavor!

Serve on a tray with a variety of vegetables, like cucumbers, celery, tomatoes and carrots for a crunch satisfying snack!


Enjoy!

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Skinny Guacamole

Our Best Ever Guacamole recipe gets a revamp in our Skinny Guacamole. This simple Mexican dip is creamy and bursting with flavor. With a hint of spicy and a secret ingredient that cuts the fat and calories, this will be your New Year obsession.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup smashed ripe avocado (approximately 2-3 medium), reserve 1 avocado pit
  • 3 cups frozen peas (defrosted and pureed in a food processor) 
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeƱo (deseeded) 
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a medium size bowl.
  2. Put the reserved pit in the center of your dip and cover with guacamole to keep it from oxidizing (it really works).
  3. Serve and enjoy!


  


 



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8 comments:

  1. YUMMO..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering..I have bookmarked it..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  2. Never thought to use peas! What a great addition and I will have to try the pit fix!

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  3. I love guac, but have never seen it made with frozen peas. I'll have to give this a try sooner rather than later.

    cheers!

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  4. Sam loved this so much. Thanks for the recipe, Donna.

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  5. Yummy! This looks great! I love the idea of mixing peas into it - I'll have to try that in the future. Guacamole isn't something I absolutely love all the time, but sometimes I crave it and this will be perfect :)

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  6. I have never heard of the pit. I'm gonna have to give that a try! :) LOOKS SO YUMMY!

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  7. Donna, I love this recipe, you are so clever! I've never tried the trick with the pit, I must do that next time. :) Lovely post, Melissa

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