A bowl of guacamole with a basket of chips can add up to quite a hefty dose of fat. But substitute pureed frozen peas for some of the avocado, and you can serve a big bowl of this favorite Mexican dip with a clear conscience. The peas add a subtle sweetness and accentuate the guacamole's green color.
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped pickled jalapeño
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

1. In food processor, process peas until finely chopped. With potato masher or fork, mash avocado until not quite smooth (leave it just a little lumpy).

2. Stir in onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño, salt and peas. If not serving right away, place a sheet of plastic wrap on the surface and refrigerate until serving.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 83 calories, 5.2g total fat, 0.8g saturated fat, 3.3g monounsaturated fat, 0.7g polyunsaturated fat, 3.3g dietary fiber, 3g protein, 8g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium.
Good source of: fiber, folate, lutein & zeaxanthin, vitamin C.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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