Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Skinny Guacamole


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 !!!


Skinny Guacamole 
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! 


Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

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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