It's The Happy Hour here at The Slow Roasted Italian. Pull up a stool and dig in. Today we are serving Skinny Guacamole. You are going to love it!!! Honestly I have been trying to like avocado for a few years now. I have never cared for the texture. To be honest, most guacamole I tried was no better. Until I tried the guacamole from Chipotle. It was fantastic. It had red onion in it and a few more familiar flavors.
So, I took all the fantastic flavors that I loved and included them with the red onion in my guacamole. I love it, Em loves it and everyone who has ever eaten it loves it! This was fantastic until I calculated the calories per serving. I almost fell out of my chair. Chipotle's guacamole has 150 calories and 13g fat for a tiny little cup.
Needless to say, finding this new love for this dip has 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. I have replaced more than half of the guacamole with peas. Peas have no fat, so that is a fantastic replacement. Serve on a tray with a variety of vegetables, like cucumbers, celery, tomatoes and carrots for a crunch satisfying snack!
I am very excited to share this Skinny Guacamole recipe with you !!!
makes approximately 2 1/2-3 cups serves 10 - 1/4 cup servings
1 cup smashed ripe avocado (approximately 2-3 medium), reserve 1 avocado pit
3 cups frozen peas (defrosted and pureed)
2 tablespoons minced jalapeño (deseeded)
2 tablespoons minced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Combine ingredients in a medium size bowl. Put the reserved pit in the center of your dip and cover with guacamole to keep it from oxidizing (it really works). Enjoy!
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